Home experiments in particle physics
Up to 2,000MB/s Read, 2000MB/s Write
Nice! Make sure if you get a USB Gen 3.2 capable drive that your USB 3 port is also Gen 3.2 … or you probably won’t get the performance you are hoping for.
Did you guys know that Raspberry Pi 4 & 400 can boot directly from an SSD (connected via USB3)? The performance is so much better than with a uSD card!
Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W review, including hardware specification and comparative performance tests.
Looks like it may be powerful enough for a Safe Farm – and much more affordable than normal Rasp. Pi’s.
Power supply 5v 2.5A so ~5 to 10 Watts.
I still wonder whether the network is more efficient incentivizing larger nodes or running 10 SSDs and 10 pi w’s would make it more optimal. Is the current idea to base returns on data throughput? Then it’s better to run a single node capable of uploading in the gb/s range indefinitely, the pi’s I have tend to heat up.
I was eyeing those up, they do look fun.
Second that I want one but what is it for?
lol … my guess is that it would be a cheap server for intermittent heavy processing. E.g. a personal video transcoder/editor.
I considered them when I was looking for cheap plotters for chia, but ended up building a new PC, my old ltc mining boxes weren’t really up to the task, or not with enough haste.
Not hardware, but pretty cool Pi OS imager tool and many posts on Pi’s here, so …
This is pretty incredible, skeptical that it’ll be a commercial product for a long while yet … but wow, it’d be a major game changer for many reasons:
New Pinephone (linux-based phone) coming out … looks decent.