[Beowulf] Clusters and Distro Lifespans

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Jul 21 20:06:07 EDT 2006


On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Jim Lux wrote:

> That's sort of the model, though.. Except with the disk drive built in. 
> There ARE small network attached storage devices available, intended for the 
> home server market, but last time I looked (about a year ago), they all 
> seemed to require loading a special application on your PC or MAC for access, 
> probably so they could implement some sort of future Digital Rights 
> Management.  The market is so competitive, I can't imagine that they'd make 
> money with the hardware alone, so I assume their  idea would be to get decent 
> penetration, and then sell the capability to, for instance, store (legally) 
> downloaded music and/or video in connection with a third party content 
> provider.  They all had quasi whizbang media player type software that ran in 
> connection with their thing (store your MP3s on our server and play them on 
> your PC!).

Righty-ho, but if you get two little paperback USB drives and work for a
minute or two with duct tape, you can accomplish "built in".  Or if you
prefer you could put a swatch of velcro on the sides of the slug and
bottom of the drive -- that would make it a bit simpler to remove them.

   rgb

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