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Re: Have my PA8800 back online...

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 03.12.2017 20:00, John David Anglin wrote:
>> On 2017-12-03, at 1:45 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>> Anyone have a good place to buy replacement disks?
>> Helge has bought quite a few used drives on eBay in Germany.  That's not so easy in Canada
>> as many sources don't ship to Canada.
> Yes, I bought regularily on ebay.de, many of those ship to Canada too.
> But maybe you should consider buying a SATA PCI Controller and a SATA SSD drive instead.
> You need an IDE or SCSI drive for booting, but the other things can run from the
> SSD drive then. Due to low latency it's much faster than any SCSI drive.
> In phantom (a C8000 machine) we have a "Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller".
> It works nicely under Linux, the only bad thing is that it doesn't forward the TRIM commands.
> So, maybe another Linux-supported SATA PCI controller would be better.

My rp3410 doesn't have space for much inside, but I bet I could stick
an SSD inside.

Any clue what I might be able to get as a SATA PCI controller that would work?

I might also buy 2 more LVD drives to fill the chasis.


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