[rescue] Any Minneapolis area listers ?

Drew Schatt schatt at schatt.com
Wed Jan 24 15:48:03 CST 2007

On Jan 24, 2007, at 12:43 PM, velociraptor wrote:

> On 1/9/07, Wesley W. Will <wwill at siu.edu> wrote:
>> I've been tagged by an online acquaintance for some help, for a  
>> library
>> in the Minneapolis area.  They are in need of about a 2TB storage and
>> retrieval setup for e-books and scanned documents, whatever reason, I
>> don't get into why.  Cheap is good.  Cheaper is better.  Money  
>> will be
>> spent as and when needed, but the less spent the better.
>> I suggested something surplus and longevious, maybe non-Wintel,  
>> Sun in
>> particular.  Anybody with hardware to donate in that area, let me  
>> know.
>> (Being a Freemason wouldn't be a hindrance, btw, it's apparently the
>> Masonic library needing the help.)  (No, I'm not a Mason.)
> Off the shelf, new: Buffalo Terra-Station Pro.  2TB for < $2K (closer
> to $1K, actually).  RAID 5, and easy to manage by non-techies.
> Probably my next major "computer" purchase.
I was looking at these before I went with a Thecus 5200. I noticed  
that the Buffalo Terra Stations didn't appear to do NFS at all, which  
was a deal breaker for me. None of my machines use SMB (some support  
it, but none use it).

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