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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] [OT] advice: print server or NAS?

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 16:40:56 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 8 Nov 2014, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Am Samstag, 8. November 2014 schrieb Felmon Davis:
>> folks,
>> hoping to drink from the font of your wisdom.
>> I have a NAS through which I can pipe printing via cups. it works fine
>> but I wonder if it wouldn't save electricity to get a dedicated print
>> server and only use the NAS when I am doing serious backups.
>> btw my problem with kpowersave not showing configuration options was
>> solved (sort of) by restarting /usr/sbin/hald. long for a cleaner
>> solution. that's a different topic.
>> what about NAS vs print servers?
>> F.
> Anything that consumes power when you do not use it is a waste of 
> some kind, at least of money.
> Nik

yes, of course.

so the question is: would a print server consume less power?

I assume either it is not on all the time - perhaps hibernates? -, or 
one can turn it on and off without damaging it? (I don't want to be 
switching the NAS on and off alot.)


Felmon Davis

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