Heh. Eric, tell the guy you'll install the cheap drives if you can fire him
when they fail.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978

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Subject: Re: can POWER6 IBM i or System i run on non-IBM disk drives?

I'm a Linux AND an iSeries admin. Tell him, he's an idiot to make
assumptions like that, and for the record they will NOT work.

Bill Epperson Jr.
Systems Communications Analyst
Memorial Health System
(719) 365-8831


Our network admin (a LINUX/PHP/open source/anti-IBM type of guy) says,
"If you need additional disk drives for your POWER6 IBM I machine, you
don't need to buy expensive disk drives from IBM.
Just buy some cheap 1-terrabyte Western Digital drives from Egghead,
etc. Their drives will work just fine."

Uh, I think that other drives would not work in this machine.
Your thoughts?
I don't know why I let his outlandish comments get under my skin.
Now I will post a question to IBM tech support and have them
verify/contradict his claim.
Then maybe I will be able to sleep undisturbed.
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