Rob, you cannot 'steal' data signals from fiber by putting a coil of
fiber against the outside wall, you actually must have a connection to
I just downloaded the latest 6.1.1 re-spin yesterday and averaged
6,000KB for the disk, I saw 7,000KB at times. It was truly just minutes
for the entire disk. IBM has an OC-192 class connection to Boulder
(that's 10Gb for those who don't do OC math ) and a similar connection
On 10/10/2012 11:19 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Um, faster? Really? I've had disc's arrive before downloads finished.
But we only have a sonnet fiber ring right outside our door to attach to
the internet. (I suspect it's IBM that's slow.)
When you are in a stressful situation and need to boot from disc it really
helps to put the CE's mind at ease to use a genuine IBM disc to do it. At
that time I really don't want a finger pointing at me that the problem is
Granted, back in the tape days, ordering PTF on media was a nice way to
get tapes for small backups. I think IBM figured that one out and really
shut down ordering PTF's on tape.