[olug] Power Cost comparison on firewall boxes

Kevin sharpestmarble at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 02:38:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 19:42, Christopher Cashell <topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:
> Additionally, if you booted and ran from a USB flash drive, you would
> remove one of the two primary failure points (and moving parts), in
> the hard drive (the other being the power supply).

If you go this route, then I would strongly recommend putting the
flash drive inside the computer; what happens if someone brushes by
the computer a little too close? I have 2 examples of why it is a bad
idea to put USB drives in the front of a floor-level computer.

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