Charly, I'm in your camp, the more arms the better, and I could care less about the number or size of drives. Especaily in a single state store! That's my techno bigot opinion, but my business reality aknowledges that the cost of making a 4gb drive is nearly the same as an 8gb drive. The marketing reality in me acknowledges that it easier (not smarter) to sell cost per gb. I mean, heaven forbid, that someone should actually sell "performance". <g> I really get a kick out of reading some of the testing measurements and performance comparisons. Huge burst rates! Right, like that means a whole lot to an interactive program that is doing 20+ single record gets per ENTER key with an average record length of 256 bytes. Now I know nothing about the 4gb drives having a cripple jumper, but I do recall that the S/3 used that technology. Sorry, to go off on this rant, but the bottom line is that the after market for used 4gb drives will go up. This will hurt the low end of the AS/400 market, or should I rephrase that as "entry" level market. IMHO, what the AS/400 market needs is -new- installs, not just upgrades on existing installs to survive. Quite a bit of traffic on this list has been about upgrades to existing installed bases that are consolidating servers. Here's a question for the new millinium: How many members on this list have acquired a brand new AS/400, for the first time, -ever-, within the past 12 months? Not new to you, but new to the installation. Maybe that should be a midrange poll? Charly Jones wrote: > > This announcement is not a surprise... but it is amazing and will > without a doubt hurt the performance of a lot of machines. +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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