[rescue] Holy crap, cheap UW scsi drives

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Jan 16 00:52:39 CST 2003

The one bummer about those 18G drive deals is they are 1.6 inch height

I have another 12 slot Sun drive chassis just itching for 18 gig
drives.... but since it's the 12 slot unit, it can only take inch
height drives.... guess I'll have to stick with some 9 gigs that I

-- Curt

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>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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