[rescue] Total corporate madness (

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sun Aug 10 13:07:44 CDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 01:03:54PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:

>   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 
> center equipment.

Uhhhhhh... did you read my post?

My point was that it is a lot to pay for 3 $25 SCSI drives.

I'm not contesting how nice the machine or the deal is, its just too
much for what I need.

>   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.

...none of which I need to put 3 UW SCSI drives online... :)

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