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USB on MicroTik RouterOS

Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:15 pm

do microtik routerOS support USB?
 
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:17 pm

no
 
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Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:21 pm

I agree with Normis to not running M/T ROS on USB because of USB device is not suitable for running powerful Mikrotik RouterOS (except for just for testing purposes.

Pls just using the device/hardware as recommended from Mikrotik. This is very stable system that must be running on stable device(s), such as NAND/Compact Flash or HDD ATA/SATA.

Do you agree?
 
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This is very stable system that must be running on stable device(s), such as NAND/Compact Flash.
My main concern is that Compact Flash disks has a limited number of read/write cycles. Is this of any practical consequence for its use as a hard drive replacement, and how many months/years can I expect the CF disk to last before needing replacement? Another concern is that I need a new RouterOS license everytime I must replace a CF disk.
 
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Sun May 13, 2007 10:15 am

some (all new models) have read buffer integrated so you acctualy read from some kind of fast ram memory :) ..
 
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This is very stable system that must be running on stable device(s), such as NAND/Compact Flash.
My main concern is that Compact Flash disks has a limited number of read/write cycles. Is this of any practical consequence for its use as a hard drive replacement, and how many months/years can I expect the CF disk to last before needing replacement? Another concern is that I need a new RouterOS license everytime I must replace a CF disk.
we have yet to see a compact flash that has died running RouterOS. ROS doesn't do a lot of writes, plus the limitation is far more than you need. Plus, why do you think USB drives don't have this limit? They are the same
 
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Tue May 15, 2007 3:33 pm

I didn't said that USB flash drives and Compact Flash disks differ, both are NAND flash memory as you said. My question was how many months/years I can expect the CF disk to last before needing replacement.
 
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Tue May 15, 2007 4:11 pm

we have seen a lot of routers that work fine for many years. if you won't run webproxy or logs on this drive, it will last for as long as it's designed for.
 
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Tue May 15, 2007 6:34 pm

Okey, thanks for the answer normis.

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