My homemade slow webserver

Discussion in 'SBC, ARM, Home Automation' started by wlanboy, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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:

    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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  2. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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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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  3. VyprNetworks

    VyprNetworks New Member

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    Very very nice I must admin.
     
  4. Hxxx

    Hxxx Active Member

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    Probably faster than most shared hosting :D
     
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  5. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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

    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.
     
  6. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

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