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Re: ATA card



On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 14:26 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Jeff Vian wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Rick Stevens wrote:
> > 
> >> Jeff Vian wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> James Kosin wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >>>> Hash: SHA1
> >>>>
> >>>> Homer wrote:
> >>>> |     Ok, out of space in the onboard ATA controller... Looking for
> >>>> | recommendations for a PCI ATA card... Doesn't need RAID or anything,
> >>>> | just well supported in FC2 to add more drives...
> >>>> |
> >>>> Homer,
> >>>>
> >>>> You should really be looking at SCSI if you want more drives.  With 
> >>>> SCSI
> >>>> you can have up to 7+ drives.
> >>>>  
> >>>>
> >>> Scsi2 is up to 8 devices.  Ultra-scsi is up to 16 devices per 
> >>> controller.  Most modern controllers and drives are ultra-scsi.
> >>>
> >>> I just recently built a box with 9 scsi drives on a single 
> >>> controller. The price was right and the biggest problem was a case 
> >>> capable of holding that many drives. 18GB scsi drives are readily 
> >>> available for about $10 each.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> <tongue-in-cheek>
> >> Really?  Where?  $10!  Wow!
> >> </tongue-in-cheek>
> >>
> >> Methinks he means $100 and that's rather optimistic.  I'd say about
> >> $180 or so (US dollars).
> > 
> > 
> > Hey Rick,
> > 
> > Try  :-)  http://www.softwareandstuff.com/hdwstorage.html  :-)
> > 
> > 
> > I was not kidding.....  
> 
> According to that you aren't.  These are new?  Not refurbished or
> "ripped out of old machines"?  Geeze!  :-O  (bookmarked!)
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> 

This store is somewhat near my workplace. I go there once in a while.
Lots of neat stuff sometimes. Most of the stuff is surplus. Some new and
some used stuff. Mostly obsolete by today's standards. At $10 it is
probably a refurbished drive at best.

-- 
Regards,
Prasanth





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