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Re: (OT) Storage (8*IDE HDs) any experiences?

hi ya...

might be easier/cheaper to use a simple RC delay to deliver
power to the IDE disks before the motherboard actually gets
the "power up"....

	- remember that the atx powersupply has a "power-ok" signal
	to tell the motherboard go ahead and power up...
	( aka  the power switch )

each ide disks takes about 1Amp at 12v to sping up the drive...
and most atx powersupply is on that borderline at 8 drives..
4-drives is no big issue

you can fit 2 power supply into a 1U chassis.... if you used 8"x8" sized
atx motherboards...

one of the 1u cases...put a power supply in the front and another
at the back..... ( kinda funky )

c ya

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Brandon High wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 11:50:26PM +0200, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > The IBM SCSI disk I have here has a jumper to delay spin up depending on
> > SCSI ID so that an array of those would spin up sequentially if they all
> > had those jumper set (and different IDs, which they need anyway).  Maybe
> > there are IDE drives built with RAIDs in mind offering some similar
> > option?
> I doubt it, but with a sufficiently large case (or small power supply) it may
> be possible to stick a 2nd (or 3rd) power supply in. Drives could be plugged
> into the second PS while the MB is powered off of the primary PS.

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