[rescue] Useful stuff for small spaces

Nadine Miller velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed May 14 19:09:31 CDT 2008

Angel Martin Alganza wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 07:28:24PM -0700, Nadine Miller wrote:
>> 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.
> What about power saving?  Doesn't it pay off for the difference in
> price?  This is something I've been wondering about for some time now.
> The same goes for other components such as TFTs vs. CRTs or the use of
> one item instead of two (memory sticks, HDDs, optical drives, etc.).
> What should you do if you want to go for a very little consuming box?

Where I get power at the moment (Las Vegas) is heavily subsidized by the 
casinos, so immediate cash outlay trumps long-term power (cash) saving 
at the moment, since my finances are very tight.

But yeah, all things considered, if I had the cash, I'd much rather drop 
  more on a smaller solution.  It's not just the power consumption, but 
the space/noise/hassle of moving as well.

A shuttle-size box, for example, with a 1-1.5" box to fit right on top 
with 8 2.5" eSata drives would be very slick.


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