February 10, 2005

Shuffle RAID Redux

You've asked for it, you've got it! In the next few weeks I'll be revisiting my iPod Shuffle RAID project, and I've got a few new things to try out. First I'll be adding a USB 2.0 card and quality USB 2.0 extension cables to the mix (Manufacturers, please feel free to contact me regarding donating produt to review), and eliminating the USB 2.0 hub. Second, I've got a few ideas in mind that might just get a bootable OS onto the array, so stay tuned for that. The big delay, of course, will be getting my hands back on those four iPod shuffles... ;)

And to answer the big question that's been floating around the net since I posted that article 'Why', it's as simple as 'Why not?'. For those that complained that this was not a cost effective solution, they've obviously missed the point or are humor impaired. This was just one of those cool projects to see how far you can stretch a given technology, and hopefully give others some ideas on what things are capable of. But it might just be a record for the highest capacity RAID drive of it's size...

Posted by Jim at February 10, 2005 6:21 PM | TrackBack