Re: Minutes of the GNOME Foundation Board meeting 28 November 2000

Joakim Ziegler <joakim helixcode com> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 06:38:56PM -0500, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > I don't have a good feeling yet on which way we should be going here,
> > It looks like either IDE or SCSI hw raid would cost about the same
> > upfront, and would have some tradeoffs either way. On the other hand
> > staying with software raid and no journalling for now, may be fine
> > with some tweaks. I expect the box to be considerably more stable
> > when it is CVS-only in any case.
> I'd make a strong reccommendation of SCSI drives, specifically Seagate
> Cheetah drives. They're insanely fast, but more importantly, they have a
> 10-year warranty - for a reason. I've never seen one of these drives fail,
> even if they're in setups that run with heavy disk activity 24h/day for years
> on end. (They're also what Sun ship in their HW RAID boxes).

To clear things up, I mispoke earlier, the drives in
currently are 9g Cheetahs (ST39103LW), not Barracudas. Yes, they are
nice drives.


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