[rescue] Total corporate madness (
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 6 12:03:54 CDT 2003
On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 11:27 AM, Charles Shannon Hendrix
>> If you just want a FCAL JBOD (basically a box with power supply and
>> backplane), I have seen them for about $189, capable of taking 7-10
>> drives. I don't remember where though...
> I can get most any SCSI box for that much.
> That's a *lot* to pay to house my $75 worth of three new 18GB SCSI
> Most SCSI boxes are basically PC-case quality boxes with a power
> They shouldn't be any more than the cheap PC cases.
> I can see a little more because of cabling, and the "special" 5/12 volt
> power supply, but not over $100 more.
Uhhhh...Have you ever *seen* an A5000? Take a look at one if you get
the chance. This isn't cheap minimalist PC crap...This is real data
Also...with FC-AL, there's a lot more in there than just cabling and
power supplies. The A5000 in particular has a touch screen on the
front...You can power up & down each drive, get status and temperature,
take either loop online on offline, etc. You can also do all that
stuff via software over the FC-AL interface.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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