• Subject: Re: 8G as a 4G replacement
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhuis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 16:38:08 -0500
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc


> 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
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