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Nomad
22-01-2010, 01:08 PM
Hi, thought about home security and put the HD into the attic or maybe just inside the wall. Ie., video footage.

What's the longest cable?

Speedy Gonzales
22-01-2010, 01:16 PM
According to Wikipedia, Maximum cable length of 2 metres (6.6 ft) (USB and FireWire allow longer distances.)

Coaster
22-01-2010, 01:22 PM
A NAS would be better for this.

wratterus
22-01-2010, 01:23 PM
A NAS would be better for this.

x2

Paul.Cov
23-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Alternatively, have a security system that periodically uploads a frame to online storage. Particularly if it can be triggered by motion.

Next concern is the need for a UPS, since your power supply can be switched off from the meter box outside, thereby rendering your security system useless.

wainuitech
23-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Next concern is the need for a UPS, since your power supply can be switched off from the meter box outside, thereby rendering your security system useless. YEP! any security system worth having will have its own backup power supply.

Nomad
23-01-2010, 08:17 PM
Good point

pkm
27-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Ive heard of people using 8metre USB cables for various things but It cant be good for you.

A NASU sounds like the trick if you dont require redundancy.

Very low power so its basically about 9w for the 3.5" disk drive and perhaps 1watt for the unit itself so a UPS would power it for ages.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/05/review-addonics-usb-nas-ada