After testing USB SATA adapter performance on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, I decided it would be nice to have a lot more disk space for Raspberry Pi 2 development work for RoboPi and my other projects.
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I used gdisk to re-partition the 3TB 7200rpm Toshiba SATA drive, making a 200GB ‘usbroot’ partition, and making a ‘usbdrive’ partition for the rest of the drive for files.
It will be interesting to see how it performs as a development box – will the extremely fast seek times of an SD card be more important than the (roughly) twice as fast disk read speed?
The Raspberry Pi 2 is quite capable of being used as a development system, so I’ve decided to make a dedicated RPi2 development box I can ssh and rdp into from anywhere in my network.
So far I can report that the system feels snappier, especially when loading large applications. I will probably do some more tests later.
The output from ‘df’ is also pleasing
(Please let me know if y’all would like an article/howto on how to set up such a box)