[rescue] Re: u2 drive trays

nick at snowman.net nick at snowman.net
Thu Aug 21 16:17:07 CDT 2003

The problem is getting the XIO box for an o200.  Anyone got one?  I'll buy
it if I can.

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Gavin Hubbard wrote:

> >You are right, I forgot about that one.  One went for a surprising
> >amount on ebay recently.
> >
> >But, picture this octane configuration:
> >Dual R12k (any speed)
> >strip the graphics
> >add a quad SCSI card (4xUW SCSI channels)
> >add a PCI cardcage
> >Add two ISP1080 PCI SCSI cards.
> >Add one PCI FDDI card
> >Add one GigE PCI card in a XIO carrier
> >Add qfe XIO card (probably the most expensive part, but then, those PCI-XIO
> >carriers aren't cheap either)
> >Add 1 hippi card (optional, if you have other hippi gear, certainly more
> >expensive that the QFE XIO) or alternatively, another QFE XIO or another
> >GigE card.
> >
> >Now, that would be a nicely mosterous file server.
> >
> Heh. I'm willing to wager that for the same amount of $$ it would take to
> assemble that system piece-by-piece via EBay, you could pick up a complete
> deskside Origin 2000 (with the PCI carrier option).
> Regards,
> Gavin
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