[rescue] Total corporate madness (

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Wed Aug 6 04:27:34 CDT 2003

On Wednesday 06 August 2003 08:50, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    I'm not trying to trick you...I'm trying to give you useful
> information so you can use better hardware.  Do whatever you want.
>    As a data point, my file server (an AlphaServer 4100) is happily
> talking to an A5000 nearly full of 18GB and 36GB FC-AL disks.  I bought
> the A5000 empty for $500 two years ago, and have been getting brand new
> 18GB FC-AL disks for $14.95 and 36GB ones for like $40 regularly on
> eBay.
>    Do you need a calculator for this?

At most a $-$ calculator ;-)

I think I'll be getting a weekend job this year. Do you have a good resource
about fc-al? What drives there are, compatibility with
controllers/drives/operating systems, etc.

I don't think I'll be buying one soon, though my current file server is on the
opposite of the spectrum compared to that Alpha of yours. btw, isn't 4 cpu's
overkill for a file server?

Frank Van Damme    http://www.openstandaarden.be
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"Je pense, donc je suis breveti."

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