building a RAID system - 8 drives

Dale Harris rodmur at
Thu Oct 9 17:04:30 EDT 2003

On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 01:47:43PM -0400, Michael T. Prinkey elucidated:
> > 
> > No quite true. We use Rare drives (one box) to move up to a TB of data 
> > around w/o having to take the time to create tapes and then download them. 
> > That takes a lot of time, even w/ LTOs. 
> Jim Grey just recommends moving the whole computer:
> <quote>
> JG It's a very convenient way of distributing data.
> DP Are you sending them a whole PC?
> JG Yes, an Athlon with a Gigabit Ethernet interface, a gigabyte of RAM, 
> and seven 300-GB disks--all for about $3,000.
> </quote>

Kind of reminds me of a favorite fortune cookie quotes:

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes
hurling down the highway" -- Andrew S. Tannenbaum

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