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Re: boot problem, disk mess.. thinking of suicide.

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:45:58 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, September 27, 2006 3:53 pm, Bill Hacker wrote:

> OTOH, we have decided to buy no more 3.5" HDD *anyway*.
> 2.5" are now large enough, fast enough, and reasonably well priced enough
> to allow us to put the redundant arrays into 1U, and on less power,
> that we now need a 2U to hold, power, and cool.
> This isn't just 'green' awareness - there is a largish $$ jump in rack
> rental per UPS power budget 'chunk', and all our gear is
> upstream b/w-limited anyway, not HDD speed/capacity limited.

Along the same lines, I'm looking forward to the point where RAM is cheap
enough that you can create a multi-gigabyte disk from it.  If there's a
battery backup, it'd be a darn fast/cool/light 'disk'.  Hitachi, I think
it is, has 32G of flash available now.

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