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RE: Upgrade Options


  • Subject: RE: Upgrade Options
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 17:29:32 -0600

fixed

6105's !   I'm not laughing, I'm pi**ing myself !   :-)

If your 'upgrade' involves just adding more disk (and maybe memory & a
model upgrade) as opposed to swapping out the box for a new one and
replacing all DASD, I don't think you should have any performance
problems with the 8GB drives, considering the large number of disk arms
you've got (unless they are all consistently showing over 40% busy).
Our little beast is much smaller.  We replaced a 9402-200 with a
9406-S10 and went from 4 x 1.967GB disks to 3 x 8.589GB and haven't
noticed any performance problems.

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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Chuck Lewis [SMTP:clewis@iquest.net]
        Sent:   Thursday, February 12, 1998 4:12 PM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Upgrade Options

        We have a 530 2-way and have 80 9337's (220's and 440's), 18
6606's and
        (don't laugh, 2 6105's. Oh, and we are Raid 5...

        Neil Palmer wrote:

        > What AS/400 model do you currently have, and how many disk
arms ?
        >
        > ... Neil Palmer
AS/400~~~~~
        > ... NxTrend Technology - Canada     ____________          ___
~
        > ... Thornhill, Ontario,  Canada     |OOOOOOOOOO| ________
o|__||=
        > ... Phone: (905) 731-9000  x238
|__________|_|______|_|______)
        > ... Cell.: (416) 565-1682  x238      oo      oo   oo  oo
OOOo=o\
        > ... Fax:   (905) 731-9202
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        > ... mailto:NPalmer@NxTrend.com          http://www.NxTrend.com
        >
        >         -----Original Message-----
        >         From:   Chuck Lewis [SMTP:clewis@iquest.net]
        >         Sent:   Wednesday, February 11, 1998 1:42 PM
        >         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        >         Subject:        Re: Upgrade Options
        >
        >         At 21:21:22 -0600 on 2/10/98,  Pete Hall wrote:
        >
        >         <I know you're kidding, but I should have made it
clear that I
        >
        > was
        >         referring to the disk actuator activity, not storage.
Of
        > course
        > IBM will
        >         probably send you a free subscription to AS/400
magazine if
        > you
        > promise
        >         to only use 20% of your disk space...>
        >
        >         I SHOULD have realized that !! Now that you mention it
- duh
        > on
        > my part
        >         <BG>
        >
        >         What experiencedo you (or anyone out there) have with
moving
        > to
        > the new
        >         8gb drives ? This REALLY cuts down on "arms"... We are
going
        > to
        > upgrade,
        >         and are probably going with the 4gb drives...
        >
        >         --
        >         Chuck
        >
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