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From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 11:27:26 2004

> > What I really want one of these days is a nice Dual Processor Octane
>> with R12000 CPU's.
>Have you heard one? Have you got a pair of comfortable ear defenders?
> Have you seen the articles on futuretech about modifying an R5K2 O2
>for a (much) faster processor?

No, but I'm running a very noisy Sparc 5, and my VMS system has a
pair of Andataco disk boxs (each with 3 18GB 10,000RPM drives).
Worse, this is in the dining room, and they run 24x7. The Octane
would normally only be running when I'm using it.

Still this is one of the reasons I've not gotten an Octane yet, the
others being cost and cost of shipping. I'm looking at ways to have
a quieter computing environment, so have been considering replacing
the disk boxes with one or two EIDE drives hooked up via IDE-to-SCSI
converters (probably one for data, one to back that data up to). If
I do that I'll probably also replace the Sparc with a Mini-ITX system
I have that is virtually silent.


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