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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