Frankly from a performance point I do not like mirroring, maybe on the 720
with the cache it may be fine. Day to day use OK, but PTFs, Upgrades etc I
really like a 4 drive Raid set.

I don't think you can get less than 8Gb these days and as long as they
don't want to run WebQuery, WebSphere etc then 8 will be fine.

Tape if you can get then to spend the money then LTO is the way to go. I
have only sold 1 system with a DAT drive and it worked but compared to LTO
it took forever to do much of anything. the720's can have the LTO5
internally and LTO4 media has gotten cheaper than 1/4inch media.

IBM will tell ya the 710 was designed for Linux/AIX and I am not sure you
can get a Deskside model

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM, franz400 <franz400@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Looking for recommendations (they already have the BP) for a low end
Replacing a couple Advanced 36 systems, one local, other will be remote
via vpn.
Will run programs in s36 mode, but hopefully they will add newer features
(email, advanced printing (pdf), some edi, light web hosting)
Each system currently has 3 - 5 users each.

Considering the 8202 DAT tape drive - i see they now offer a usb attach.
2- 146 Gig drives mirrored (maybe 4) - (is there a better option? have
occasional need for up to 80 gig useable)
tower model (under a desk)
legacy dev tools
sql development tool
system i access
(having trouble finding weblink of software products avail to review...

How much memory needed to drive system and up to 10 users and couple
printers, with room to expand?
How limiting is the entry 710 vs entry 720?

Since it appears 1/4 inch cartridge tape not supported, am expecting to
ftp the libraries from an intermediary (520) system. Any other options?

Even though BP will answer these, I appreciate the experience on this list.

Jim Franz

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