"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
I got yer density right here.

I've always hated trying to spec out rackmount equipment. But eh, it's necessary crap. And generally, it's expensive crap... but these new Tyan rackmounts seem like pretty decent boxes. Here's a review, via jcap. I need to replace crowley's current chassis with a pizzabox, and this looks like a good way to go about it.

Updated: Hmm... or one of these SuperMicro boxes.

Four hot-swap SATA drives is certainly nothing to sneer at.

May 6, 2005 12:24 AM


For a 3U solution, that looks nice too. I don't think I can handle the extra debt on the credit card right now though...

Posted by: amicus at May 6, 2005 12:23 PM

I think I'll go with the Tyan GS12. I'd be hard-pressed to justify breaking a grand with it, and two drives are all crowley (the main mnet box) really needs.

Being able to do RAID across the four SATA drives in the Supermicro would be pretty great, but eh.

Posted by: bda at May 6, 2005 5:04 PM
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