[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Aaron Finley aaronfinley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 01:14:44 CST 2006

On 12/4/06, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 12:54:03AM -0500, Aaron Finley wrote:
> > I've never understood people who buy old, power hungry hardware to
> actually
> > *use*.
> I can understand "our current setup works just fine, and buying duplicate
> hardware is now cheap as dirt, so why not?"

Well, yes. Good point. But buying an E10K which costs thousands to power
over an Opteron setup which would be faster dosen't make a whole lot of
sense. When I bought my original series Onyx RE2, I sure didn't expect to
actually use it for anything other than as a toy.

On a side note related to power, I'm used to under $50/mo power bills around
here. However, after rescuing a HP Color Laserjet 4550, I received a bill
for $80 for the last month. $30/mo for a printer? I can't imagine what
something like an E10K would end up costing.

-- Aaron

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