Lurton, > The problem IBM has is that the old 4gb drives are the 1700rpm drives and no > one makes this drive anymore. If you have noticed, all of the new drives > are 10,000 rpm drives so an 8gb 'microcoded down' to a 4gb wouldn't work. > The problem IBM has caused is that used 4gb/1700rpm drives are now going for > new list or higher. I'm not sure this would matter because the I/O is handled by the RAID card in conjunction with the drive's on board controller. It is legal to put 8G 7200 and 8G 10000 RPM drives in the same set so I'm reasonably sure that were there a 10K RPM 4G drive it could be mixed with 7200 RPM units no problem. - Larry -- Larry Bolhuis Arbor Solutions, Inc. (616) 451-2500 (616) 451-2571 -fax firstname.lastname@example.org +--- | 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: email@example.com +---
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