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[ale] what to do with dozens of 40GB IDE drives?
- Subject: [ale] what to do with dozens of 40GB IDE drives?
- From: jasonrsmith75 at yahoo.com (Captain SaveRite)
- Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 06:14:44 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
If you have some bandwidth to spare .. you could
contribute to the Internet Backplane research project
by setting up an IBP node(s). I know that other
universities participate by setting up nodes.
I've seen demos and they are awesome.
--- Christopher Bergeron <christopher at bergeron.com>
> Hey guys -
> I just took ownership of 25 (to 50) brand new 40 GB
> Hard Disk drives,
> and I have no clue what to do with them. I run an
> LTSP shop ( ltsp
> rocks! ), so my machines don't need HD's. I
> optimized the hell out of
> them as much as I can (they're running dnetc/seti
> clients, etc). I just
> realized that I have dozens of 40GB drives that
> aren't even being
> powered up, and I'm trying to figure out how to put
> them to good use.
> I'd like to create a fileserver array, but I'm not
> sure where to begin.
> I've looked at NFS, but the LTSP clients network
> boot over NFS, so I
> don't want to over complicate the network by having
> the clients act as
> NFS servers too.
> Does anyone know of any hardware that I can plug
> 'lots' of IDE drives
> into? I've looked at SAN / Disk Array solutions but
> they all seem to
> ship WITH drives. I'd love to find a 12 or 15 disk
> case and backplane
> that I can populate with my own IDE drives. Does
> such a beast exist?
> Also, before/if it's suggested, I've already
> designated several of these
> drives for charity.
> Your guys' thoughts? What would you do with 40
> 40GB IDE drives?
> Thanks again,
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
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