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

Dan Duncan danduncan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 15:26:43 CST 2006

On 12/18/06, Dan Duncan <danduncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

The last time this happened to me was during a blizzard.

Today I got another call about a couple of failed disks in another IBM server.
"Aha," I said to myself, "I wrote the FRU down last time!" and
retrieved my notes
only to find that it's a different sized drive this time.

Today's CNN headline:  "Blizzard threatens to bury Colorado, Plains"


It took me over an hour to drive home, too.  All 7 miles worth.  I'm just
glad I left when I did.

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