Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:13 UTC
In the News The Raspberry Pi has inspired a flock of competitors. Among them are the A13-OLinuXino, which you can purchase here for 45 euros. It comes with an A13 Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, 3D Mali400 GPU, 512 MB RAM, and complete set of ports. Video is VGA. It ships Android 4.0 but also runs various Linux distros. You might also check out the $49US Cubieboard here and the UG802 for $89US here. And there's the MK802 micro-PC, a USB-sized device priced at $74US that runs Android 4.0, Ubuntu, Debian, and other distros. The tiny single-board computer has come of age.
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RE[2]: Comment by _cynic_
by WereCatf on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by _cynic_"
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cubiboard has just one sata and it does spin down. And you do get full sata speed out of it (for spinning media at least).

As I understood he was speaking about USB-enclosures, not SATA-ones. For some reason spinning down HDDs that reside in USB-enclosures has always been problematic for me under Linux whereas spinning down such works fine under Windows. I've never been able to pinpoint exactly what the issue is.

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RE[3]: Comment by _cynic_
by JLF65 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by _cynic_"
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My external USB box for SATA drives spins down in Xubuntu just fine. It a Thermaltake BlacX I got cheap from NewEgg. It's not the very cheapest, but it's a great external drive box... even allows hot-swapping drives. You can get it with just USB2 or with USB2 and eSATA connectors. My only complaint is that if you use the eSATA connector in linux, it's no longer removable.

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