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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Maximum size of SD card for DreamPlug on: June 15, 2011, 07:18:37 PM
Just want to leave a note that 32GB SDHC Class6 works fine with DreamPlug.
The card was detected right away after insertion and mounted on /media/usb2.
After a reboot, it was automatically mounted on /media/usb0.

Kenji
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Maximum size of SD card for DreamPlug on: June 13, 2011, 08:53:18 PM
Thanks for the additional info about SDXC, Birdman.  exFAT as you said, is a Microsoft prioprietary filesystem.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Maximum size of SD card for DreamPlug on: June 12, 2011, 09:48:29 PM
Thanks a lot, Spinfex.  I will get a 32GB SDHC and test if it is readable from DreamPlug.  I didn't know that there is an SDXC which can be up to 2TB.  I haven't seen it sold anywhere.

Kenji
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Maximum size of SD card for DreamPlug on: June 12, 2011, 07:50:29 AM
Hi,

I just got my DreamPlug and I'm planning to buy an SD card for more storage but I don't know the maximum size it will support.  Will I be able to use a 32GB SDHC Class 6 with it?

Kenji
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Return GuruPlug Server Plus or Unplug Fan? on: January 22, 2011, 06:30:10 AM
Richard,

I haven't received my GP Standard but based on the website below, it looks like it has.  The block diagram and pics shows that there is a microSD card slot.

http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-guruplugdetails.aspx
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Return GuruPlug Server Plus or Unplug Fan? on: January 21, 2011, 07:56:24 AM
I have decided to return my GP Plus to GlobalScale and get a GP Standard as replacement.  With an additinal $9, they agree to also send me a JTAG board.  I've confirmed with them that GP Standard does not have a fan.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: How to change Transmission path? on: January 11, 2011, 08:58:09 PM
Yeah, the noise is unbearable.  It feels like it's sucking electricity from your outlet much like a hair blower.  I have a small room and would like to keep it quiet.  I'm glad they let me return it in exchange for GP Std.

Kenji
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: How to change Transmission path? on: January 11, 2011, 06:02:38 AM
Peter, thank you for replying.  I will get back to your question in 2 to 3 weeks because I'm sending my GP+ back to GlobalScale.  They agreed to replace my GP+ with Std.  I can't stand the noise coming from the fan.  It's too loud.  I will try again when I get my new GP Std.  Smiley

Kenji 
9  General Category / General Discussion / How to change Transmission path? on: January 10, 2011, 08:40:04 AM
After installing Transmission, I tried to download a torrent and it worked fine.  It was saved to the default directory /var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads.

Since my GP+ storage is only 512MB, I would like to change that path to either the USB or microSD.  This is where my problem starts.

To change the path, I would stop the daemon first and edit /etc/transmission-daemon/settins.json to my USB drive (/media/usb0/downloads).  When I try to download a torrent, I get a message what says, "Error: Permission denied (/media/usb0/downloads/..."

Now, I've noticed that to allow transmission to write on the that directory, I have to change the owner and group to debian-transmission.  Can I do this if my USB is formatted as FAT?  Or do I have to reformat my USB drive to ext3 or something?

Kenji
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Return GuruPlug Server Plus or Unplug Fan? on: January 09, 2011, 07:12:33 AM
Lolo, thanks for replying.  According to GlobalScale's website, the heat problem is due to concurrently running the network interfaces.

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The problem is directly related to heat generated by the load on the CPU.   Having 2 x 1Gb Ethernets and WI-FI running concurrently with other interfaces, causes the CPU to work harder and a lot hotter. We have found the  GuruPlug ‘s small enclosure , is not efficient as we would like at heat dissipation, therefore we suggest the following as a workaround.   

The GuruPlug Server “Plus” is designed in its current form for maximum usage with one Gb Ethernet port and one 10/100Mb Ethernet port.  Whilst using the unit in accordance to these parameters will solve the majority of “heat problems”, it is highly recommended as an additional precaution you use 10/100MB speed connections for both Ethernet ports as it will further reduce the high temperatures on the enclosure surface.
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/news.aspx

At the time of writing, I think they were talking about the older model without a fan.  After reading this article, I'm assuming that I can run my GP Server Plus without a fan (I'm also planning to add heatsinks) as long as I follow their recommendation to keep eth0 and eth1 at 100Mbps.  This won't work?

Kenji 
11  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Return GuruPlug Server Plus or Unplug Fan? on: January 09, 2011, 05:51:19 AM
I tested my GuruPlug Plus for the 1st time today and was surprised when I heard the noise from the fan.  It sounds like a vacuum cleaner and it's very annoying.  I have 2 things in mind to solve this problem.

1. Return to GlobalScale and ask them to replace with GuruPlug Standard which I believe does not have a fan.
2. Open it up and disconnect the fan.  I only plan to use 1 ethernet port at 100Mbps, wifi and microSD slot.  I think this won't generate too much heat even without the fans running.

What would be a good thing to do?  Thank you.

Kenji
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