[rescue] forgive me father, for I have sinned

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Mar 2 14:19:43 CST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:16:24PM -0500, David L Kindred (Dave) wrote:
> If someone had multiples of the exact same model system to use for
> spares, and was willing to run unsupported software you could probably
> do something with these things.  But I think you could make a *bsd or
> Linux box with many more times the horsepower and capacity for both less
> money and certainly less power load.

Exactly.  I've got a nifty-keen fully-licensed NetApp F520 head unit with
four SCSI drive shelves (7 9G drives each), full spares kit, etc.

I don't run it much, because that only gives me ~200G of storage after
RAID - its the lower end of the "power vs. capacity/performance" ratio. 8-(

I do like the fact that I've got a better NetApp than we ran at Texas.Net
in '98, though. 8-)


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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