FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 Available

Rainer Duffner rainer at
Sat Feb 16 17:45:09 UTC 2008

Am 16.02.2008 um 17:56 schrieb Dag-Erling Smørgrav:

> Thomas Hurst <tom.hurst at> writes:
>> Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav (des at writes:
>>> Not cost-effective?  What is the "street price" of 16 GB disk space
>>> these days?  About the same as a couple of Big Macs?
>> That's roughly half of a common 36G SCSI drive, and still a fairly
>> significant chunk of a 73G one.  Granted, you probably don't get all
>> that many high-memory systems with just one or two dinky disks.
> Don't blame me for your decision to use the most expensive type of
> storage available, especially when it has been conclusively shown that
> expensive server-grade disks are no more reliable than cheap consumer-
> grade disks.

I think you are unfair.
In some servers (Blades come to mind - but they're not the only ones)  
you just can't plug in a 500 GB WD SATA2 disk.
You've got to use either SAS or SAN-boot.

Guess which one is better support by FreeBSD?

Rainer Duffner
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