Am Samstag, 8. November 2014 schrieb Felmon Davis: > 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.) > > F. > If you do no hard disconnect from the power line for both printer and printserver / NAS it's not worth the efford. Nik -- Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA.