Just curious because I’m a prick like that, what if I specifically stored like the boot table on it? Do I have in system access to these ports? EX: Save Iso’s to SD and boot off / update from?
My 620 does but I am enough of a shit to actually want to use it. As well, the only caddy I have I actively use with my thinkpad.
If its blue its still USB 3 tho right? I can’t really see into the plug to really check…
Actually in my case its that I have 2 drives that are usable with this machine, it requiring registered dell drives for some damn reason ( I wish I could just chuck 2 normal 320GB SATA6G drives in it grumble grumble ), and at that the only ones I can afford are used 300GB drives that I believe are known to fail, or rando ones wendell sent me that he literally found in the bottom drawer of a desk and was surprised they even worked.
In my case its the fact that an SD card or a USB stick is more reliable than the disk array at all. As GBBoy said above, put a caddy in it to get around the bay issue as it requires a corporate key server I don’t have, being corporate trash. My 510 I can just tell it ignore everything and scan all the hardware every boot and make a whole new inventory. Then it works fine, though I am still learning about RAID so I haven’t really done anything with it yet.
You know what, if I don’t have any other option to get the 620 to boot and I really get into my youtube channel, I’m going to be using my laptop less and will need less eed for a scratch drive, fuck it if I need it I need it I guess.
I only have 4 slots on the one machine, and the other has 2 internal “slots” that questionably work. I worry about useable storage for things, personally, as well as overall reliability. If I am going to get the life left out of the drives I have, I don’t want to burn it on bootups. Waste of potential reads or writes left, thats how I look at hardware.
Spending 8 bucks once every 2 years is a lot cheaper than spending 500 bucks when I don’t have it. Thats the price of having enterprise hardware in a house IMO XD
Joke post incoming about the potential of jbod SD adapters in servers for a big boot drive
Meh, regular backup of the boot disk and spend 5-8 bucks every 2 years?
Big fat meh from me