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Can I log data 24/7 and also run 2 network drives

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:33 pm
by Daft Vader
First of all I am completely new to Raspberry Pi and Linux ....
I just have a couple of questions before I buy a Pi

Pi will be running 24/7 .
firstly I want to convert serial data consisting of only 5 integers every 5 seconds to Ethernet packets and send them out on the LAN.

Secondly I also want to use the Pi to have a couple of Hard drives attached as Network drives.

and Maybe also use the pi for streaming media to my TV.
Is the Pi 3 powerful enough to do all this please?

I'd appreciate your advice

Thanks

Re: Can I log data 24/7 and also run 2 network drives

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:24 am
by sora03
regarding the usage of hdds are all answered before please try to use search engine. my pi is running a usb hdd 2.5" but thevpi may not handle another hdd since it eats current unless you have a good PSU that outputs more current than the official PSU of 3A

Re: Can I log data 24/7 and also run 2 network drives

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:22 am
by RaTTuS
yes, ssd's no problem 2.5" drives probably ok , 3.5" drives you'll probably need a powered hub
YMMV depends

Re: Can I log data 24/7 and also run 2 network drives

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 am
by Daft Vader
Thanks to you both for your help.
I have a couple of small ssd's and if I want to use normal drives
I could use an old powered caddy that I have in the back of my cupboard then.
Great! :)

Thanks again.

Mike