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Re: Is this list alive?

   Not really, but this is how I make my money, so I don't mind spending
some of it to run reliable stuff.  Hardware failures are one thing I've
never had to worry about.

  That said, my new place, near Pittsburgh, has significantly better
power prices (~$0.095/kWh) than my old place in Florida, at ~$0.13/kWh.


On 12/17/2012 11:58 AM, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> You guys must live somewhere where electricity is really cheap.
>>>  But...why move away from SCSI?  I'll bet even older SCSI drives will
>>> last a good bit longer than the consumer-grade drek flooding the market
>>> now.  And non-consumer-grade SATA/SAS drives cost a fortune.  It'll take
>>> a good long while to recoup that kind of cost in reduced power consumption.
>> Agreed. I've only looked into modern stuff to get more space. I still
>> have several IBM DCHS04's (*) running that have been powered on 24/7
>> for at least eight years now, with decent load on them too. They just
>> won't die. And even modern NetBSD still fits in 4 gigabytes w/ swap.
>> As for modern 'drek', I can vouch for the Western Digital RE3. SATA,
>> yes, but they perform well and don't cost an arm and a leg. Needless to
>> say, not quite as battle proven as the DCHS but so far, so good -
>> several years of load on a medium-busy fileserver without a failure.
>> *-http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=ibm+dchs04&_sacat=0&_from=R40
>> -- 
>> Aaron B. <aaron%zadzmo.org@localhost>
> -- thorpej

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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