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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2400 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 03:20:32 »
Seeing this thread in Spy reminded me that I've not messed with my OS in a long time and on checking it's been nearly two years since I installed Arch, most of that running XFCE.  That has to be some kind of record and I've not had any problems so it will be extended.

This is why I call Linux boring.
Within 6-12 months my Windows installs were always trashed.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2401 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 03:52:25 »
Seeing this thread in Spy reminded me that I've not messed with my OS in a long time and on checking it's been nearly two years since I installed Arch, most of that running XFCE.  That has to be some kind of record and I've not had any problems so it will be extended.

This is why I call Linux boring.
Within 6-12 months my Windows installs were always trashed.

I've ran Linux as my primary OS for about 16 years, trashed many installs going too bleeding edge like running CVS XF86 (I think that's what Xorg was called back then?) so the graphics in my laptop worked and similar when transparency was nearly available.  Or there was a new desktop environment to check out and I didn't want the mess of updating multiple or the allure of Gentoo's complete optimisation bit me so that meant a new install on a second partition sharing /home...  New job means less time at home so I'm now just a user rather than a tweaker.  Maybe there is nothing to play with and it's got boring but I'm sure I could find something to break if I looked :thumb:
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2402 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 21:48:05 »
Seeing this thread in Spy reminded me that I've not messed with my OS in a long time and on checking it's been nearly two years since I installed Arch, most of that running XFCE.  That has to be some kind of record and I've not had any problems so it will be extended.

This is why I call Linux boring.
Within 6-12 months my Windows installs were always trashed.

I've ran Linux as my primary OS for about 16 years, trashed many installs going too bleeding edge like running CVS XF86 (I think that's what Xorg was called back then?) so the graphics in my laptop worked and similar when transparency was nearly available.  Or there was a new desktop environment to check out and I didn't want the mess of updating multiple or the allure of Gentoo's complete optimisation bit me so that meant a new install on a second partition sharing /home...  New job means less time at home so I'm now just a user rather than a tweaker.  Maybe there is nothing to play with and it's got boring but I'm sure I could find something to break if I looked :thumb:
Oh, it can break, I've done it many times but it's not the same as Windows where there's a registry that just gets more and more bloated with garbage.
Not that Linux purges perfect, but it just doesn't get bogged down by it like Windows does.

The other big difference is Linux, as strange as it may seem to Windows users, actually adheres to stricter control of data than Windows. Sure a program may get placed in a different place but al MY data is in the home folder, if I copy that everything is backed up. If you do that in Windows and paste it back into another Windows install ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. There are things that should never be copied in there, save files in random places, for as much as Windows users thing Windows is standardized it's really a gigantic mess because companies and users are free to place anything anywhere. It's maddening.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2403 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 13:29:16 »
I run a bunch of old and new ThinkPads, for which I usually default to either TinyCore or Mint respectively. TinyCore is extremely lightweight - it takes a while to set up right, but I find it squeezes out every bit of an old machine's performance and allows me to save money with upgrading old machines storage with makeshift IDE SSDs. TinyCore with FLTK/FLWM is 16MB by default, however, I use the 106MB CorePlus since it has wireless and non-US keyboard support built in.

Mint just works. 'Nuff said.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2404 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 11:51:47 »
Windows on desktop (mainly for gaming and Adobe suite) Fedora on my laptop, been loving it.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2405 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 14:16:27 »
Started off on Redhat many moons ago (possibly Fedora 6), eventually switched my laptop and desktops to Kubuntu. I also run straight up debian on my Rpi's and a couple of other servers.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2406 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 01:03:38 »
Started off on Redhat many moons ago (possibly Fedora 6), eventually switched my laptop and desktops to Kubuntu. I also run straight up debian on my Rpi's and a couple of other servers.
i am the only one being completely inept at installing and using ubuntu? don't get me wrong i have plenty of debian and opensuse machines but when i want to give a pc to someone i'd rather it run ubuntu because most of any help online is for ubuntu or ubuntu based distro, but i always end up with a stuck boot screen or kernel panic every time i try to install it... and when i am on an ubuntu machine i can't make heads or tails of the interface...
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2407 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 02:24:48 »
i am the only one being completely inept at installing and using ubuntu? don't get me wrong i have plenty of debian and opensuse machines but when i want to give a pc to someone i'd rather it run ubuntu because most of any help online is for ubuntu or ubuntu based distro, but i always end up with a stuck boot screen or kernel panic every time i try to install it... and when i am on an ubuntu machine i can't make heads or tails of the interface...
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2408 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 02:52:57 »
Started off on Redhat many moons ago (possibly Fedora 6), eventually switched my laptop and desktops to Kubuntu. I also run straight up debian on my Rpi's and a couple of other servers.
i am the only one being completely inept at installing and using ubuntu? don't get me wrong i have plenty of debian and opensuse machines but when i want to give a pc to someone i'd rather it run ubuntu because most of any help online is for ubuntu or ubuntu based distro, but i always end up with a stuck boot screen or kernel panic every time i try to install it... and when i am on an ubuntu machine i can't make heads or tails of the interface...
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2409 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 03:19:56 »
If that doesn't work for you, then why do you keep doing this?
well it is not for me, my favorite are OpenSuse for virtualization and development and Debian for when i do want to deal with instabilities. being able to install Ubuntu would be nice for others, as when you are new to it having forums online with solutions that you do not need to translate to zypper or/and add repos would be nice, although i had put OpenSuse on my mother's computer and the only problems she had with it were printers, I guess that Ubuntu is nice for newbie power-users, kinda like myself
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2410 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 03:29:43 »
i am the only one being completely inept at installing and using ubuntu? don't get me wrong i have plenty of debian and opensuse machines but when i want to give a pc to someone i'd rather it run ubuntu because most of any help online is for ubuntu or ubuntu based distro, but i always end up with a stuck boot screen or kernel panic every time i try to install it... and when i am on an ubuntu machine i can't make heads or tails of the interface...
You have to shut down half your brain, then it will make sense, I have to do the same with HP printer and scanning software.

I would say that with most printer software our there.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2411 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 03:55:40 »
Oh a linux thread, glad to see more keyboard enthusiasts using linux!

I am currently using Gentoo since half year or so, having a blast. Portage gives every customization possible, USE flags are here to stay, every package I want is there or in layers, fast as crazy and no systemd among other advantages  ^-^

I love using my keyoboard with a tiling wm like bspwm and gives me a lot of productivity.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2412 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 14:05:10 »
Oh a linux thread, glad to see more keyboard enthusiasts using linux!

I am currently using Gentoo since half year or so, having a blast. Portage gives every customization possible, USE flags are here to stay, every package I want is there or in layers, fast as crazy and no systemd among other advantages  ^-^

I love using my keyoboard with a tiling wm like bspwm and gives me a lot of productivity.

Same here ! Gentoo user Gentoo is life !

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2413 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 15:02:47 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2414 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 15:15:20 »
Vanilla Ubuntu 20.04

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2415 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 05:00:52 »
It depends on what computer.  My casual desktop runs Manjaro and the workstation runs OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.  In WSL2 I run Debian and OpenSUSE 15.2 and server at work CentOS (for now).   But what really made the biggest difference and help me get more into keyboards was actually window managers - being able to really get the environment and keyboard to work in sync to do exactly what I want in a workflow that's unique to how I use it was just revolutionary.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2416 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 05:09:51 »
I distro-hopped quite a bit when I was younger, and again when I was going to uni.

Arch was fun for a minute. LFS and Gentoo drove me crazy.

Eventually I just started using the minimal install of Debian and trying different tiling window managers. Stuck with it for a good bit before I got fedup of switching back to Windows whenever I wanted to play games.

After my Thinkpad T420blazeit died I gave up and just use only Windows now lol. At least I didn't have to study for any of my Linux courses. However I always keep a USB with Ubuntu or Debian on it for when I do something stupid like reformatting the HDD my bootloader is on. I did it again last month when I rebuilt my PC. You'd think I'd know better but I tend to surprise myself with new levels of stupidity quite often.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2417 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 09:37:25 »
Ubuntu 20.04 (mostly work), and Manjaro KDE (games, VLC/MPV, Jellyfin, etc.).


edit - Thought I'd share my transition from Xorg to Wayland


Though Ubuntu's Hirsute Hippo 21.04 is still in development, the feature freeze is in a few weeks, so why not give it a try for non-video work purposes.


I'm using libinput-gestures for my USB Jelly Comb glass touchpad (my config), and key-mapper as a stop gap before I install a custom controller in my Kinesis Advantage2.  Whew, no more xmodmap.


Why I like Wayland/Hirsute Hippo:
Better general touchpad support in Wayland.  Cursor speed can be cranked up so that highlighting text never requires two hands.  I forget I'm using an operating system, much like Focal Fossa 20.04.


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Nvidia GPU support (Firefox), no kinetic scrolling (inertia, etc., which was fine in 20.04), Night Light and or Redshift is not functional (for me), and the wallpaper is not out yet.
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« Reply #2418 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 21:26:23 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2419 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 00:24:48 »
Been using PopOS 20.04 on my personal machine.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2420 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 12:20:26 »
Ubuntu 20.04 (Home)

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2421 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 16:02:06 »
Nice to see people posting in this thread :)

To add,
- Debian + i3 for work (desktop)

I'm running Arch on a laptop at home, but have though of switching to Arch on my work desktop as well,
because I'm getting tired of installing from source (plus bloat).
The only reason why I'm hesitating is that I need stuff to work nearly 100% of the time for efficiency. How
is the probability of messing up dependencies etc on Arch if you use it as a main system? Any thoughts?

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2422 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 01:53:22 »
I'm running Arch on a laptop at home, but have though of switching to Arch on my work desktop as well,
because I'm getting tired of installing from source (plus bloat).
The only reason why I'm hesitating is that I need stuff to work nearly 100% of the time for efficiency. How
is the probability of messing up dependencies etc on Arch if you use it as a main system? Any thoughts?
Moving away from Debian because of compiling from source and bloat? :confused:

My Arch has been running for 2.5 boring years of near daily use and I've not had a single problem, its the equivalent of windows + office + a couple of mature audio related programs + 1 game (which should be run in Windows) so you wouud hope it would work.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2423 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 02:39:00 »
I'm running Arch on a laptop at home, but have though of switching to Arch on my work desktop as well,
because I'm getting tired of installing from source (plus bloat).
The only reason why I'm hesitating is that I need stuff to work nearly 100% of the time for efficiency. How
is the probability of messing up dependencies etc on Arch if you use it as a main system? Any thoughts?
Arch makes it easy to install TONS of things, much more than Debian, and dependencies are much less of an issue, I hated that on Mint. On occasion the AUR will bork an install because of a dependency or soemone forgetting to flag something in the kernel but once installed it's usually fine from then on, it's that first install that's kind of iffy once in a while. Still less hassle than dealing with Debian and Ubuntu repos and such, I don't miss that at all. I probably run into this more than most as I experiment a lot.

That said Debian is way more reliable.
Don't get me wrong, Arch is at least as stable as Windows 7 or 10 and is easier and faster to fix (downgrade and timeshift are lifesavers), I'm usually back up in a minute or two and happens about once a year but that's still not as good Debian, but I mean, how good is good enough?

I'm with S.O. though, what bloat? Debian should be lean and mean.

If it's mission critical, stick to Debian or switch to RHEL or RHEL derivative. If you's your personal desktop go with Arch/Arco/Manjaro/Endeavour.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2424 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 10:44:20 »
I'm running Arch on a laptop at home, but have though of switching to Arch on my work desktop as well,
because I'm getting tired of installing from source (plus bloat).
The only reason why I'm hesitating is that I need stuff to work nearly 100% of the time for efficiency. How
is the probability of messing up dependencies etc on Arch if you use it as a main system? Any thoughts?
Arch makes it easy to install TONS of things, much more than Debian, and dependencies are much less of an issue, I hated that on Mint. On occasion the AUR will bork an install because of a dependency or soemone forgetting to flag something in the kernel but once installed it's usually fine from then on, it's that first install that's kind of iffy once in a while. Still less hassle than dealing with Debian and Ubuntu repos and such, I don't miss that at all. I probably run into this more than most as I experiment a lot.

That said Debian is way more reliable.
Don't get me wrong, Arch is at least as stable as Windows 7 or 10 and is easier and faster to fix (downgrade and timeshift are lifesavers), I'm usually back up in a minute or two and happens about once a year but that's still not as good Debian, but I mean, how good is good enough?

I'm with S.O. though, what bloat? Debian should be lean and mean.

If it's mission critical, stick to Debian or switch to RHEL or RHEL derivative. If you's your personal desktop go with Arch/Arco/Manjaro/Endeavour.

I see, yeah this has been my impression as well. Do you continuously back up your computer then, so you always can roll back if you mess something up?

I'm running Arch on a laptop at home, but have though of switching to Arch on my work desktop as well,
because I'm getting tired of installing from source (plus bloat).
The only reason why I'm hesitating is that I need stuff to work nearly 100% of the time for efficiency. How
is the probability of messing up dependencies etc on Arch if you use it as a main system? Any thoughts?
Moving away from Debian because of compiling from source and bloat? :confused:

My Arch has been running for 2.5 boring years of near daily use and I've not had a single problem, its the equivalent of windows + office + a couple of mature audio related programs + 1 game (which should be run in Windows) so you wouud hope it would work.

Have you had problems on the laptop?  What is work?

What I mean is that at some point it gets annoying to install new software by cloning git repos etc, instead of just be able to use the package manager, from my understanding the packages available with pacman is pretty much up to date? And with bloat I mean that there are programs on my system that I don't use :) feels cleaner to install only what you need.
What would you say are the main reasons for people switch to Arch, from, e.g., Debian?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2425 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 11:08:03 »
What would you say are the main reasons for people switch to Arch, from, e.g., Debian?
Work is some software development and academic stuff (grad student).
I started with Slackware, then used Gentoo for years while at uni before losing my love of computers having failed to get a job in the field, then I was forced to get a new motherboard with UEFI bios and couldn't be bothered to learn how to make it boot.  That forced me to try various flavours of Mint and OpenSuse but coming from command line updating the 'helpful' GUIs irritated me and whenever I had a problem it was back to the command line to find that (after re-learning the commands) there were more updates available without updating the repositories which annoyed me further.  Arch kept being mentioned in this thread so thought I'd give it a go.

I guess most people would go from Windows to a friendly GUI distro, what their thinking process might be for going further so anything pre-packaged isn't available I have no idea - when put like that it sounds stupid.  If you want really lean Gentoo's use flags are (were?  As above I'm out of touch...) the best way of only having exactly what you need.

Software devel means a text editor and compiler?  You're unlikely to break that and if you do it can be done on a live CD/USB.  Or put /home on a separate partition and most of your program config will stick across multiple distros anyway so if you have a bit of space dual booting Debian/Arch while testing is a perfectly viable option, and you can chroot in from Debian to run updates while being productive in another window.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2426 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 11:57:11 »
What would you say are the main reasons for people switch to Arch, from, e.g., Debian?
Work is some software development and academic stuff (grad student).
I started with Slackware, then used Gentoo for years while at uni before losing my love of computers having failed to get a job in the field, then I was forced to get a new motherboard with UEFI bios and couldn't be bothered to learn how to make it boot.  That forced me to try various flavours of Mint and OpenSuse but coming from command line updating the 'helpful' GUIs irritated me and whenever I had a problem it was back to the command line to find that (after re-learning the commands) there were more updates available without updating the repositories which annoyed me further.  Arch kept being mentioned in this thread so thought I'd give it a go.

I guess most people would go from Windows to a friendly GUI distro, what their thinking process might be for going further so anything pre-packaged isn't available I have no idea - when put like that it sounds stupid.  If you want really lean Gentoo's use flags are (were?  As above I'm out of touch...) the best way of only having exactly what you need.

Software devel means a text editor and compiler?  You're unlikely to break that and if you do it can be done on a live CD/USB.  Or put /home on a separate partition and most of your program config will stick across multiple distros anyway so if you have a bit of space dual booting Debian/Arch while testing is a perfectly viable option, and you can chroot in from Debian to run updates while being productive in another window.

Yeah that's probably a good idea, I've tried it out on my laptop and vm, but I guess dual boot is another option to get comfortable with it! Thanks for the reassurance, I my only worry has been if something messes up when updating and I need to roll back and it takes time off work etc..
Yes exactly, and that's why it feels unnecessary to have a lot installed, especially stuff I don't use. I use it sort of minimalistic, with a WM, some terminal programs, and vim.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2427 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 18:10:14 »
Do you continuously back up your computer then, so you always can roll back if you mess something up?
I use Timeshift but also add script called timeshift-autosnap which automatically triggers a timeshift backup every time I run an update or install something, it may also run on uninstall (I forget). When used to restore (rollback) it sometimes takes an extra reboot and it seems like it has a permissions glitch for a day afterwards but it clears up on it's own you just can't really update for a few hours.

That only works for the OS though and does nothing for my personal data. I keep most of my stuff on my file server and I use Kbackup to backup my home folder to the file server. I use it manually because it can eat up a LOT of space with backups but it too can be completely automated.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2428 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 05:28:21 »
Do you continuously back up your computer then, so you always can roll back if you mess something up?
I use Timeshift but also add script called timeshift-autosnap which automatically triggers a timeshift backup every time I run an update or install something, it may also run on uninstall (I forget). When used to restore (rollback) it sometimes takes an extra reboot and it seems like it has a permissions glitch for a day afterwards but it clears up on it's own you just can't really update for a few hours.

That only works for the OS though and does nothing for my personal data. I keep most of my stuff on my file server and I use Kbackup to backup my home folder to the file server. I use it manually because it can eat up a LOT of space with backups but it too can be completely automated.

I see, thank you! I'll look into Timeshift seems like that is what I'd want if I were to switch to Arch!
Yeah that's nice, I have a script using rsync for backup of /home on a couple of raided disks which works quite nicely, having it running as a cron job.
Is your file server local?

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2429 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 16:07:57 »
I see, thank you! I'll look into Timeshift seems like that is what I'd want if I were to switch to Arch!
Yeah that's nice, I have a script using rsync for backup of /home on a couple of raided disks which works quite nicely, having it running as a cron job.
Is your file server local?
You're welcome.

Yes, it's local, it's just an old desktop with a laptop drive for the OS and a large drive for storage.
Mine uses a 2nd gen I5 with a power brick and dc-dc power supply, total power from the wall rarely breaks 20 watts but only because I never spin down the drives.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #2430 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 01:22:54 »
I see, thank you! I'll look into Timeshift seems like that is what I'd want if I were to switch to Arch!
Yeah that's nice, I have a script using rsync for backup of /home on a couple of raided disks which works quite nicely, having it running as a cron job.
Is your file server local?
You're welcome.

Yes, it's local, it's just an old desktop with a laptop drive for the OS and a large drive for storage.
Mine uses a 2nd gen I5 with a power brick and dc-dc power supply, total power from the wall rarely breaks 20 watts but only because I never spin down the drives.

Nice though, I have 2 raid1 hhds in my desktop that spin up for backup and then spin down afterwards. But I've been thinking of tinkering a better solution, e.g., building a NAS, but I don't have a permanent home/apartment atm so maybe that is required first:p