[rescue] Useful stuff for small spaces

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue May 13 21:49:35 CDT 2008

Nadine Miller wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> This company:
>> http://www.ameri-rack.com/
>> is the US distributor for this company:
>> http://www.ably.com.tw/
>> Which turns out to manufacture several rather useful little items, 
>> including this one:
>> http://www.ably.com.tw/pdt/viewpdt.asp?absp=2&cat=CHASSIS_PARTS
>> to mount two 2.5" IDE disks in place of a single 3.5" one, and this:
>> http://www.ably.com.tw/pdt/viewpdt.asp?absp=1&cat=CHASSIS_PARTS
>> which mounts two 2.5" SATA disks in place of a single 3.5" one.  The 
>> latter is $12 per.  Don't know about the former.
>> The sales contact is Paul Lan, plan at ameri-rack.com.
> Very nice for a teeny-tiny disk-based backup system like Time Machine or 
> similar.
> But, 320GB 2.5" SATA are still $140; Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA's are on at 
> Newegg for $80 at the moment.  It's a quandary.

Indeed.  Though actually, its applicability to me is in a 3U storage 
server in which I want to have mirrored boot disks without touching any 
of the big SATA disks that will be its storage array, but I don't have 
room to install two 3.5" disks.

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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