[rescue] another sandia/los Alamos auction

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Feb 13 19:26:46 CST 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 08:14:49PM -0500, Stephen Sukovich wrote:

> i plan on putting all my mp3s on it, and maybe hooking the thing up to
> the stereo, and maybe putting together some web-based playlist type
> setup for playing it. My girlfriend would love to have all her cds
> ripped and stored somewhere so she doesn't have to go digging. 
> 	How is the sound on an ultra 1 type motherboard? Horrible good?
> 	Also its where our communal storage for buffy, angel, and
> stargate episodes will go. 

What are you planning on sticking in there for disks?  73 gig disks?  I
fail to see how without external arrays one will manage to get enough
space for a reasonable amount of money (I don't at this time consider
73gig disks reasonbly priced).  I mean, with all 18 gig disks, you only
get, what 126 gigs with striping?  And striping is just asking for
reliability problems (one disk goes, the whole stripe goes).  Of course,
you could always use it as 7 single disks.  126gigs doesn't seem like it
would go very far with video files though, even mpeg4 compressed ones.
> The thing ate 2 sticks of 128mb pc133 cas2 sticks of ram. I bought
> thoses too when ram cost real mega dollars. Oh and I believe it ate a
> netgear gigabit Ethernet card too... or the card just never worked right
> in the first place. Thankfully my nice 3com server nics with those sweet
> sweet risc processors on them survived the being ate. I would also say
> it ate 3 maxtor harddrives. 40gb 80gb, and a 8gb. But I think that was
> just Maxtor drives...

Good grief.  That sounds a lot to me like a bad PSU AND a bad

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