AW: [vdr] Doubling my available VDR disk space without cost or loss of convenience.

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at
Wed Sep 13 19:39:30 CEST 2006

Norbert Goebel wrote:
> Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
>> Not excatly.
>> I would call it "semy-online"-storage.
>> Normaly the HDDs are switched off.
>> But as they are connected to USB-Power-Switches they can be switched
>> on/off automatically by the computer.(*)
> Hi,
> I just got interested when I read USB-Power-Switches and the possibility
> to switch on/off the hdds automatically by the computer.
> As a quick google search only showed rubbish on the first 3 pages
> searching for usb power switches it would be nice if you could post some
> links to such products.

The ones i use are from "Gembird" and are called "SIS-pm".

It comes with a simple Linux-Commandline-Tool (including Source) that i
patched for my needs. AFAIR on Sourceforge or somewhere else there is
another Commandline-Tool.

Unfortunatly i can't tell you were to buy them, as i buy mine at my
local hardware-wholesaler. Last time i looked they cost 19.90 EUR + VAT
per piece.

Bis denn

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