14 Pioneer DR466 12x cdrom server
cdl at proxima.ucsd.edu
Thu Feb 19 22:56:16 PST 2004
> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 16:15:06 -0800
> From: Rich Ernst <rernst at rernst.com>
> To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
> Subject: Re: 14 Pioneer DR466 12x cdrom server
> In-Reply-To: <200402181748.AA07924 at proxima.ucsd.edu.UCSD.EDU>
> Carl Lowenstein wrote:
> >>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 22:28:26 -0800
> >>From: Lan Barnes <lan at falleagle.net>
> >>To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
> >>Subject: Re: 14 Pioneer DR466 12x cdrom server
> >>In-Reply-To: <20040218061705.22910.qmail at web20411.mail.yahoo.com>
> >>On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:17:05PM -0800, Aptly Mouli wrote:
> >>>i've got this fully functioning cd server (a tower
> >>>with 14 scsi's and two power supplies) that would be
> >>>an adequate door stop for the gates of hell. but
> >>>since i've no plans of going there myself, i'm not
> >>>sure what else to do with it. if i were to give it to
> >>>the lord, well, i'm afraid of it falling from the
> >>>heavens and knocking me on the beaner, which would
> >>>shorten my life considerably. any suggestions?
> >>Does it work? Is it Linux? Perhaps Rich could use it to serve ISO images
> >>of distros.
> > With hard drives selling for $1.00/gigabyte, it is not economical
> > to use a full tower of CD drives with 14 * 0.65 = 9.1GB of storage.
> > Besides that, the hard drives are much faster.
> True, but I thought it might serve as yet another introduction of linux
> server to where I work, if free or very cheap (meaning I'd pay for it),
> then try to get permission to set it up.
But it is merely a box with a power supply and some bus wiring and 14
slots to mount CD drives in. Maybe drives included. No computer at all.
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