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Sun Ray

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USB Flash Drives: updates
=USB Flash Drives=
For the most part, All flash drives should work with Sun Rays. A few Some external hard drives should also work, but they may need a separate power source apart from the Sun Ray USB port. The drives that do not work are probably formatted with NTFS, which is not supported on Solaris (issues with you need to use the PCFS driver not reading all FAT16 or FAT32 filesystemsfilesystem); we are working with Sun to hopefully get them working. Hard Certain types of hard drives are also appear to not work, probably because they require a larger power draw than the compatible with Sun Ray is able to supply, so they may work if an external powered USB hub is usedRays.
USB performance through a Sun Ray is not all that fast, so we recommend using a non-thin client at this time for large file transfers.
To use a flash drive, simply plug it in to the Sun Ray. It will automatically be mounted at /tmp/SUNWut/mnt/{username}. It should also show up on your desktop automatically (we use a modified usbdrived, originally from http://blogs.sun.com/danielc/entry/a_usb_drive_daemon_for1). Symlinks to the flash drives (for command-line users, to browse to the flash drive from an application file chooser, and for Windows via uttsc/rdesktop) can be found in USBDRVS, a subdirectory in the home directory. Icons on the Desktop and scripts in USBDRVS are also created to "eject", or safely prepare for removal, the flash drive. NOTE: this is more important on a Sun Ray than it is on other computers.

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