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post #51 of 154
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Meh, we have all we need. These are not that out of date and netapp still makes them for em.
 
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post #52 of 154
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
But I could easily pop out the SATA drives in the shelf and put them into a desktop, just not the other way around. The same goes for the Fiber drives.
You can probably do this with the SATA disks, but to get fibre working in a desktop you need quite a bit of extra hardware.

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Meh, we have all we need. These are not that out of date and netapp still makes them for em.
I think his point was more that it would be useful for you to know how to get other people's systems (that might be older & unsupported) to accept non-NetApp drives.
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e_e THIS STUFF IS NOT THAT DAMN OLD! The FAS themselves are maybe 2-3 years old if that. As for the Application servers, who gives a crap? You sir have no idea what your talking about <.< My stepdad use to work at the level of installing this stuff so knows it inside and out. Now he is a manager
Edited by Lord Xeb - 3/31/10 at 2:36pm
 
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It's computers man, 6 months is old
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It's computers man, 6 months is old
I thought 6 months was for the mainstream crowd.... isn't OCN @ 3-months?
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I think his point was more that it would be useful for you to know how to get other people's systems (that might be older & unsupported) to accept non-NetApp drives.
Exactly - if this is a teaching tool, it'd be useful to know how to flash a drive and get it working for the guy that's got an 8 year old netapp, can't get drives from NetApp, and the only drives on Ebay are $900 per 36GB drive. Obvivously if the shelves you have are only 2-3 years old, NetApp probably still has drives, but that may not be the case if you end up working on someone elses old gear that doesn't want to spenk 10k putting old as crap replacement drives in.
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post #57 of 154
Take this drive for instance - say someone has a failed drive and doesn't want to spend 4k for a single 100GB SATA drive.

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Yum, Cisco routers/switches are fun, better learn Cisco IOS.
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Netapp only works one people with clusters of this stuff (usually in the 100s of TB) so flashing doesn't mean jack. And usually you can just get bigger better drives from them and pop em in. They all use the same connectors in the back (as you can see) just different adapters. Besides, this is for corporate/enterprise stuff. I do not think there is any need to flash 100s if not 1000s of drives as it is just no feasible (time vs. money). Usually these places just throw out the old and put in new.


<.< I can have my stepdad write up something to explain what is going on so you guys understand. I know what is going on, I just do not know how tell it to you. The best way I can put it is this:

It is going to be a lab. All these things are there for is to learn. It is just a teaching tool. Besides, right now we have 5 shelves, 14 drives each. Flash each drive (if they were to be upgraded, it would take some time).

Once learning time is done, we will just sell them off (not here on OCN D or something... IDK... Or we just may end up using em for storage after that who knows...
 
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Great for Backups or a home server lol.
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