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Poster: Rob TNA Date: May 12, 2004 11:07pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Selective powering of large petasites

Richard

From the sound of things, you might also want to take a look at the new MAID (Multiple Array of Mostly Idle Disks) devices appearing on the market. The basic idea seems to be that you have a cabinet of 900 250GB SATA disks, where only 25% of the drives are powered on and spinning at any one time.

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Poster: Richard BBC Archives Date: May 12, 2004 11:34pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Selective powering of large petasites

Rob TNA, Illtud, Brewster and JTW

Thanks for telling me about MAID. Another reader contacted me offline as well -- so it isn't a daft idea and at least one company COPAN is promoting it commercially:
http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/dmw2004/slacworkshop/talks/guha/DMF2000-CopanSystems.pdf

Brewster I'll email directly about your European trip -- thank you very much for the offer.
-Richard BBC