[rescue] Holy crap, cheap UW scsi drives

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Wed Jan 15 23:35:37 CST 2003

We'll have to see about that vendor... I just bought my 5 18GB Ultra 
LVD Barracudas for $79.00 from that vendor on ebay... I was tempted by 
the 23's, and $200 for 10 18GB drives (same model) as Buy it now.


On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at 02:24  PM, sammy ominsky wrote:

> On Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003, at 14:12 US/Eastern, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
>> $140 for 276 gigs of ultrawide scsi disk space spread across 12 disks.
>> Man that would be nice.  Well, except for the power requirements
>> possibly.
> Seagate Elites. Nice drives. I've got 8 of them in a Sun Mass Storage 
> cabinet downstairs with a RAID controller. The power consumption's not 
> as bad as you'd expect, except you have to remember they draw 5A each 
> at spin-up, so they're best off staggered by SCSI ID, it gives you 12 
> seconds X ID, which is plenty of time.
> Other than that, I measured it, and the whole cabinet costs about 
> $8-10 /month to run at $0.045/kwh.
> ---sambo
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