Subject: Re: NetBSD Foundation's new machines
To: James Buchanan <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 07/23/2005 15:11:46
On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, James Buchanan wrote:

> David Brownlee wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, why were such small hard drives purchased?  Or
>>> were these older ones that were already laying around?  I was just
>>> wondering, because the going price for 200 GB SATA drives is only about
>>> $100.  Anything smaller is considerably more expensive per GB.
> This is probably because the Raptors are much faster than 7,200rpm SATA 
> disks.  They can be striped and made even faster with software RAID.  It 
> makes an enormous difference to disk I/O intensive stuff.

 	I think you may be responding to the wrong person here - I was
 	responding to the original post explaining that the Raptors were
 	the fastest SATA drives available. (I have a pair due to go into
 	a raidframe box RSN :)


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