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On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 09:13:35 -0400, you wrote:
>"J.C. Roberts" wrote:
>> Would the 9GB, 5400RPM, ST410800N be applicable to our needs?
>> The reason I ask is we can get them factory refurbished by the truck
>> load for a great price. In a bulk order of more than 50 they only cost
>> $7 USD each, so we're basically looking at $350 for 450GB of storage or
>> in other words, $0.78 per gigabyte.
>> Of course these drives are a bit slower and half the size but $7 versus
>> the $229 is hard to argue with...
>Might be worth noting that these are 5.25" full height drives...
> Height (inches/mm): 3.25/82.6
> Width (inches/mm): 5.75/146.1
> Depth (inches/mm): 8.0/203
> Weight (lbs/kg): 7.8/3.6
>Which isn't necessarily fatal, lots of old machines were designed for
>5.25" full height drives, but...
>50 drives x 7.8 lbs = 390lbs...plus packaging...
> (177kg for those using sane measurement units)
>Power requirements are..interesting...too:
> POWER REQUIREMENTS: Single-ended/Differential
> +12V START-UP (amps) _4.8/4.8
> +12V TYPICAL (amps) __1.57/1.57
> +5V START-UP (amps) __0.98/1.0
> +5V TYPICAL (amps) ___0.665/0.71
> TYPICAL ( watts seek/read)_32.60/36.41
> IDLE (watts) ______________28.34/31.81
>50 x 30 Watts = 1.5kw... Ouch! (and dig that start up surge!)
>(ok, yes, I'm having fun multiplying everything in sight by 50, which
>is only applicable if you put them all in one place and turn 'em all
>(feeling a little nostalgic for these old monsters...
> ...but only a little!)
The nostalgia factor might be considered a good thing, then again... ;-)
Theo didn't mention how much storage he needs or the number of physical
drives needed. He did in another message mention that keeping his
basement cool was one of the reasons why he wants to run the single 18gb
drives. It's his/their call.
If the primary goal is just getting more reliable storage for machines,
it's tough to beat the 7 to 25 dollar price tag. For the price two
st318416n disks at $175 he can have 50 of the more nostalgic drives.
Maybe some combination of the two models would be a more cost effective
I don't live too far from the place selling the disks, so if necessary I
can pick them up and ship them off.
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