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Just another day at the store... [Dec. 8th, 2005|02:18 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
.. Buying 5TB of storage.
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Update: And then the delivery (on Segway and bike)
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[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2005-12-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
we ran out thanks for the folks at LJ
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2005-12-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
God damn!

Is that Central? I didn't know they stocked that many!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-09 12:33 pm (UTC)
I was impressed too. We pretty much ran them dry, though. We were actually limited in our disk selection by what they had in stock. Fortunately they had one of our top picks.
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[User Picture]From: krellis
2005-12-08 10:42 pm (UTC)
Do they have anything cool, like a "buy 4 terabytes, get 1 free" special? Or perhaps a "buy out our entire stock of disks, get the next batch free"? :)
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2005-12-08 10:45 pm (UTC)

try it again

"we didn't have enough"
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2005-12-08 10:49 pm (UTC)
That cost what, $2000?

Twenty years ago, that would have cost (assuming it were even doable, which I kinda doubt) $335M.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-08 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, about $2k.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-12-08 10:54 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the milk
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[User Picture]From: endquote
2005-12-08 11:09 pm (UTC)

(totally OT)

What service does LJ use for processing credit card transactions? I assume you guys wouldn't go through the evil Verisign.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-12-08 11:25 pm (UTC)
Brad, do you *really* need that much pr0n storage?
;-)
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[User Picture]From: jc
2005-12-09 12:08 am (UTC)
Aw, and to think I'll have to make do with just the one terabyte.

How are these things hooked up? Do you have some form of expandable rack housing for 'em?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-09 01:24 am (UTC)
SATA hot plug. Can get 4 SATA disks per 1U, we have have 1U, 2U, 3U, and 4U boxes.
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From: mwabad22
2005-12-09 12:51 am (UTC)
Hrms.. pretty small disks then eh?

I'm building a 16x 500GB disk RAID-5 for a client right now. It's pretty heavy :(
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-12-09 01:23 am (UTC)
Spindles often more important than raw capacity.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2005-12-09 03:32 am (UTC)
are you gonna make the interns fill out all the rebate forms?
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[User Picture]From: grahams
2005-12-09 04:53 am (UTC)
I almost snarfed coke all over my powerbook. Thanks. =)
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[User Picture]From: taral
2005-12-09 03:47 am (UTC)
You buy disks retail?
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2005-12-09 06:03 am (UTC)
yeah, brad. my jew senses are tingling here. only suckers pay retail.
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[User Picture]From: avaloner2
2005-12-12 09:17 am (UTC)
why appears to me (over a month ) cant find server? when i try to update owls? hein?
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