[rescue] playing with the new E250 ... disk performance vs. old PeeCee

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Mon Dec 18 22:18:36 CST 2006

Dan Duncan said ...
> On 12/18/06, Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
> > Here is how Linux describes it in /proc/scsi/scsi:
> >
> > Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
> >    Vendor: IBM-ESXS Model: DTN073C3UCDY10FN Rev: S27P
> >    Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 03
> The fun part is that if you had that IBM-labelled drive installed in
> an IBM server and the drive failed under warranty and you called IBM,
> they wouldn't be able to figure out the replacement part number even
> with a *sixteen*character* model number.  They also wouldn't know the
> RPM speed of the drive.

But they would send you a drive.  It would be almost, but not quite,
entirely unlike the dead one.  It would have a little orange sticker on it,
emblazoned ...

 Used Part

... which would be half right.  Guess which half.
> Been there, done that, didn't even get a blue tshirt.  Grrrrr.

The hardware guys at $ORK-1 often felt that way.


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