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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Depends on which parts of a chassis are reusable from other designs. In this case, most of it. The fan wall could be made from a standard fan wall stamping, and probably is. The rear plate is a slightly modified standard ATX backplate, nothing fancy there either. The main stamping (bottom and...
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    120mm case fans - recommendations?

    Panaflo's are pretty much the way to go as baseline. These are also rebranded by Scythe as the S-FLEX line. The manufacturing differences I've personally seen between "genuine" Panaflo (NMB-MAT) and Scythe are limited to frame, mounts, and control. Typical for the OEMing process. The actual...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Except that's a discontinued chassis. Ockie. Please engage your brain before typing on your keyboard. Seriously. If you spent a whopping 60 seconds nosing around the chassis I linked, you'd have found the RMC line. Hell, all you have to do is mouse over 'Products' and it's right there. Chenbro...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Oh, believe me, some of us make a significant impact. And have previously. I've already slapped Newegg once before. I was one of the very, very few builders that dealt in Quadro and FireGL. (I don't deal in Quadro any more, without the customer waiving all of my warranty and support liability on...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Sorry, mixed it up in my head. Meant the 9U, don't know why I said 5U. There is a 5U 50 bay, but it's not a Chenbro.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Chenbro is a 50 bay 5U, guys. 48 front, 2 rear. Also note, 5U. AIC just intro'd the XJ-SA24-448R-B which is a proper storage enclosure. Note the specifications; N+1 (4) redundant power supplies, dual redundant I/O modules, and the I/O modules have a specific expansion channel. So presuming...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    What's even more amusing is that he tries to argue the ghetto-tastic X4540 with ZFS is magically superior. Nothing like a zealot to strip down idiots and still blow smoke up asses. I've beaten on the X4540 - nothing like a box that has so much of a vibration problem that closing the cabinet door...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    Yeah, about what I figured. The random completely blows. It's slower than 7200 SATA, by a lot. Can't even muster reasonable IOPS.
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Overall decent service is CDW. Or NCIX, who will assign a support case to a specific person, who carries it the whole way. Or any other number of vendors. More importantly, I don't need to call other vendors and argue over how they shipped drives improperly. Or shipped motherboards or anything...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    Areca 1680's may be firmware updatable to most of the 2.0a spec. I believe the ARM they're based on supports it at least partially.
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Yeah, news flash, Newegg doesn't give a crap about their customers and this is nothing new. I used to do a lot of business with them - a lot being noticeable on balance sheets, especially the high margin stuff. They never gave me an account rep, any direct person to talk to, nothing. I do less...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    To summarize: :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Not bad. Looks like bus limit. But I could care less about sequential numbers with unrealistic block sizes. Those numbers only happen on TSM servers. :P
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Heh, if I can find and still open the files. That particular design dates back to around 2001 as I recall; I know it's designed for 3.5" 10K.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    I have. A couple, actually. One of them uses hotswap "bricks" to shoehorn more drives into less space. The problem of course, is that you can't access the drives in the rear bricks for individual drive hotswapping, while the front bricks are installed. Eventually I'll figure out how to fix that.
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    PS3 Reality Show Where Winner Becomes Game Tester?

    Ha. This is hilarity. CONTRACT position. That means not only is it going to be $9/hr, that's $9/hr WITHOUT taxes taken out, WITHOUT health care, WITHOUT benefits, WITHOUT paid vacation. But I'm sure they'll find plenty of people stupid enough to not read the fine print.
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