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wlanboy

My homemade slow webserver

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Took a 10 Mbit Hub, a Raspberry Pi 1 and a Iomega ZIP 100 drive:

rp1-iomega-zip100-webserver.jpg

Drivers for the ZIP drive are easily installed:

apt-get install jazip

Disk speed is quite good:

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dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=4k count=4k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
4096+0 records in
4096+0 records out
16777216 bytes (17 MB) copied, 14,1149 s, 1,2 MB/s

ioping -c 10 .
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=1 time=1.1 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=2 time=1.2 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=3 time=1.1 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=4 time=1.0 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=5 time=1.0 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=6 time=1.1 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=7 time=1.2 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=8 time=1.0 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=9 time=1.0 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/root): request=10 time=1.2 ms

--- . (ext4 /dev/root) ioping statistics ---
10 requests completed in 9022.5 ms, 908 iops, 3.5 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 1.0/1.1/1.2/0.1 ms

I like that old ZIP drive.

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Love you @wlanboy

Neato to see Zip drive attached to more modern and lowly hardware.  In the days of Zip drives CPU MHz speed was lower than that Pi (performance comparison is another story though on Intel vs. ARM).  Those were out when we were pushing about 500MHz I do believe.

Somewhere I have one of those drives.  Next time I raid parts bin I might give this a try.

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Probably faster than most shared hosting :D

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19 hours ago, Hxxx said:

Probably faster than most shared hosting :D

True words.
It is at least a non-shared disk.

22 hours ago, drmike said:

Neato to see Zip drive attached to more modern and lowly hardware.  In the days of Zip drives CPU MHz speed was lower than that Pi (performance comparison is another story though on Intel vs. ARM).

Found some really old data on the disks. Some pix of my sis and me playing around as kids.

Funny note: My first dd failed because it tested 100MB but the disks only have about 92 MB of free disk space.

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I guess now it's time to start selling VPS on there. 

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