[Beowulf] Cooling vs HW replacement

Josip Loncaric josip at lanl.gov
Fri Jan 21 12:03:18 EST 2005


Mark Hahn wrote:
> 
> aside: Maxtor, in particular, has gradually stopped putting ANY 
> useful data into their so-called datasheets.

I noticed the same thing recently about Maxtor.  If this trend 
continues, we'll be getting less technical information about some 
commodity computer parts than we normally get about bottled water.

Western Digital still supplies technical data on their drives, and 
Hitachi (formerly IBM) drives advertise particularly low power 
dissipation.  I haven't checked Seagate lately, so Mark's comment is 
welcome:

> Seagate, on the other hand, has improved their documentation - 
> you can actually get 100 pages of spec on the Cheetah, for instance.

Sincerely,
Josip
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