Example of my daily use


I was looking for a long time persistent live system and Nomad is very beautiful and practice.

I discover freeBSD, openbox, plank, tint2

Thanks to Nomad Teams for making this nice FreeBSD distro

I use actualy for my work with SSD disk (crucial 240Go) USB3:
openconnect (Cisco AnyConnect VPNs) with hostscan, I use csd-post.sh http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/csd.html
Virtualbox for Windows 10 (I need to use symbolic link to /home/nomad intead of root/VirtualBox\ VMs)

I prefer use:
gedit (text editor) instead of Leafpad (it’s good tool)
catfish (search for files and configure custom actions with Thunar)

performance with disk SSD, crucial 240Go is not the best SSD (USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.2 Gen 1 = 5 Gbit/s)
nomad@NomadBSD$ usbconfig
ugen0.1: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.5: <JMicron External Disk 3.0> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=ON (224mA)

nomad@NomadBSD$ dmesg | grep -w da0
GEOM_SCHED: Device da0.sched. created.
da0: 400.000MB/s transfers

nomad@NomadBSD$ diskinfo -t /dev/da0
middle: 102400 kbytes in 0.440327 sec = 232554 kbytes/sec

for information, (USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.2 Gen 2) 10 Gbit/s it seems to not be yet supported, don’t forget SATA III SSD is (6 Gbit/s or 600 MB/s). For future we can use NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s)

The XHCI controller supports USB connection speeds up to 5.0Gbps when using a USB 3.0 compliant device.
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Thank you for sharing this, @bsd276! I’m happy to see that NomadBSD is useful to you!