[mythtv-users] Another take on large-capacity disk enclosures

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 18:45:56 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Friday 19 June 2009 12:08:56 John Drescher wrote:
>> I still have a server here at work. Dual Opteron 246 with 16 to 20 WD
>> 250GB sata 1 drives. I think we paid about $3500 for the thing back in
>> 2004. Still runs 64 bit gentoo linux and still serves as our main
>> fileserver.
> You could replace those 246s with dual-core 275s for about $60 each. I did
> that with a server of mine and it was a cheap way to double the cores.

Only problem is the "approved" vendor that is supposed to have the
best prices on earth charges in excess of $300 for those. I may end up
donating some from my home supply. I have a dozen or so Opterons at
home collecting dust in my desk.


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