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Re: Have my PA8800 back online...

On 03.12.2017 22:17, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> 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.

Ah... rp3410 doesn't has much space inside....
Our panama buildd is a rp3410 too, and I refrained from adding a SSD to it. 
> 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.

Yes, buy 2 LVD drives....


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