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Old 09-23-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Using a BB Black for a caching proxy

I was thinking about running a BB black as a caching proxy for the LAN. I have been reading posts on the BB black group. One thing concerns me about power supply and sensitivity of the device to power failures. I don't want to purchase an additional power supply which seems to be a requirement now to prevent the BB black from bricking.

There is a post about this on the list. The new bb blacks come with a warning sticker on the board. If you pull the plug you can damage the board. I am surprised that it now requires a battery backup power so that it can shutdown properly in the right sequence.

Any other bb black users here? Did you get the original or a copy? What battery backup are you using? Or if not what are you doing about this power issue? Maybe bb black people are just being cautious???
Old 10-03-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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I've had one original BB Black, I had it for about 5 minutes before a puff of black smoke ended it. If I ever get another one I'd look at something like this, or this
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The requirement of having to have a battery backup or UPS is steering me away from this BB. It is interesting that something as severe as destroying the device simply by pulling power has gone mostly unnoticed.


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