general questions about 7.0 and computer efficiency......
kline at thought.org
Wed Aug 6 00:07:12 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 11:08:52PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 01:45:28PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 02:24:06PM -0500, David Kelly wrote:
> > > On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 11:56:12AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > >
> > > > the datasheets for the 40G drives are lost lost.
> > >
> > > Oh, come now! If you still know what make and model the drives are, the
> > > datasheets are available online.
> > >
> > sure they're online,but i don't remember whether they were Seagate or
> > something else. and putting then in was a nightmare.
> The command "dmesg|grep '^da'" should tell you the make and model of the
> disks. If you have SCSI, use '^ad' instead of '^da'.
Well, well. i found my high-end SCSI adaptor. couldn't remember
where it got stashed, :-)
Anyway, yup, found the drive. i's a WD400BB.
I just hope this puppy lasts another several months. Oh, but
then i need help to swap it out.
This brings me to my next question which is:: It it better to
buy a proprietary make like Dell or HP or stick to something
more generic? Let's assume that i could handle the hardware end
myself. what would you suggest?
PS; I'Ll post this separately, but just wondering....
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