Hard drive choice

Ric Moore wayward4now
Wed Mar 7 22:22:29 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 19:56 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 16:57 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >> Ric Moore wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 16:04 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >>>> Net Llama! wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >>>>>> Net Llama! wrote:
> >>>>>>> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >>>>>> <snip>
> >>>>>>>> But I have lots of PCI slots on this MB so
> >>>>>>>> can I get more controllers for more drives?  Don't laugh if it's a
> >>>>>>>> stupid question; how am I supposed to know, eh?
> >>>>>>> Yes, you could purchase additional PCI SATA controllers to attach more
> >>>>>>> drives.  I'm puzzled as to why your mobo only has two SATA connectors.
> >>>>>>> Every board I've seen in the past few years usually has 4 or more.  I've
> >>>>>>> even seen a few with 16(!).
> >>>>>> It doesn't have SATA connectors, it has IDE connectors.
> >>>>>> But that's good news about the multiple SATA thing.
> >>>>>> Oh, boy, oh, boy, I'm going to Fry's, I'm going to Fry's.
> >>>>> You bought a new motherboard
> >>>> not really
> >>>>
> >>>>> that has no SCSI or SATA controllers?  I hope 
> >>>>> this board was really really really cheap.
> >>>> yes, it was really, really, really, really cheap.
> >>> ... and the sun was over the yardarm. YoHo, Ric
> >>>
> >> You're just jealous 'cause you didn't score a free muthaboard.
> > 
> > Yes, I did as a matter of fact! :P I'm royally pissed that I don't have
> > my Unisys 5000/90 to play with anymore. Damn thing was too huge to move,
> > it had three 800 lb cabinets that contained two harddrives and streaming
> > tape drives. Blinky lights. <sigh> Big Iron. <sobs> Ric
> > 
> That's 'cause I stole it, dumped it in the ocean, and used it as reef 
> for attracting fish.

Someone just shoot me. <points finger in middle of forehead and taps>
Right there. <sobs uncontrollably> It was such a rush to see the tape
whir and spinup doing all the nifty jerking seeks that reel-to-reel tape
drives do, ala Saturday morning space operas. It had 4 68020's in it and
several (4) megs of memory. Each of the 4 / 500 meg hard drives weighed
several hundred pounds apiece.It originally saw duty in the Roanoke
Federal Courthouse in Virginia. It ran the entire place. I bid on it and
paid $301 for the behemoth. When I lowered the truck ramp to the house I
was renting, to offload it, my landlady announced that she was selling
the place. <chuckles> 

Now it swims with the fishies. Fare thee well, old gal, fair thee well.
<sniffs>  You know you cut a Brother, Tony. You could have told me that
you set it free to roam and whirr it's tape drives in the sunset, where
it would always be warm and dry, but never too hot. But, oh noooo...
right into the glug glug deep six. One of our young rams is learning to
head-butt real good. I'll introduce him to ya. <evil grins> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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