[rescue] FS (historical?) PPro 180 or 200, with VRM

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 16:53:02 CDT 2006

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 05:56, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Dan Duncan wrote:
>>> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>>>> For sale a Pentium Pro 180 or 200, with VRM. Working pull.
>>>> Install RH 5.2 and impress (or depress) your friends!
>>> I'm still running a dual PPro 200 24/7 here at home.  It's my
>>> main fileserver.  (IBM Intellistation Z, 128MB ram)  I have over half
>>> a TB of storage in it.  BIOS claims the drives are 8GB but they work
>>> just fine although my IDE bus speed is maxed at 66MHz.  It crashed on
>>> me a few months ago because the power supply fan went out after about 6
>>> years of 24/7 use.  I replaced the fan and it picked right up where it
>>> left off.
>> I use a quad-processor Pentium Pro 200 w/1MB cache/processor as my main 
>> fileserver.  It's pretty sweet.  I have twelve 73.4GB Seagate Cheetahs 
>> in it.  Two 6-drive RAID 5's RAID 0'd together.
> Why not 1 12 drive RAID 5 ?
> I have a 12 9G drive RAID 5 setup.... that's why I wonder pros/cons
> of 12 drive raid 5 vs 2 6 drive raid 5's raid 0'd.
> plus you'd get abt 73G more of space out of it that way.

Also, better performance.

Peace...  Sridhar

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