[ale] what to do with dozens of 40GB IDE drives?
jimmyoliver at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 16:45:42 EDT 2005
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On 8/4/05, Keith Hopkins <hne at hopnet.net> wrote:
> Almost ditto for that. Use them as local swap and /tmp (reiser4) on
> your LTSP clients. Set them to spin down if they are not being used.
> Stephan Uphoff wrote:
> >Just leave them in the boxes and use them as near line storage for
> >redundant (encrypted?) backups.
> >Backplanes/controllers/trays/power supplies are to expensive to waste on
> >40GB IDE drives.
> >On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 20:42, Christopher Bergeron wrote:
> >>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,
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