Edited by lotsofluna at Nov 14, 2015 12:28 |
Hi, I am curious regarding using a SATA Drive with the Banana Pro. I have heard from a few friends with Banana Pi's that there is a stability issue, making things unstable because board has to power SATA Drive and itself.
I plan to use the Banana Pro as a home seedbox, so the device and drive would be on 24/7.
I am curious if that issue is present with the Banana Pro, due to the Banana Pro also powering the 2.5" Sata Drive through the board.
I am also curious if, by powering the drive through the board itself, that might reduce the lifespan of the board somehow, or put extra stress on the board, versus just using a USB External Drive? As well, would using a 7200RPM drive versus a 5400RPM drive somehow put more stress on the board?
Also, slightly off topic, is support for Banana Pro really dead, dropped by LeMaker? Are there still people working on the distros, or am I on my own with other forum members?