[LUNI] What to do with lots of ATA drives [was: External chassis suggestion]
maney at two14.net
Tue Oct 2 22:07:33 CDT 2007
On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 07:04:56PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> .. I have 8-10 ATA drives (all 7200 rpm, and ~ 100 gig) ...
> Any suggestions how to make use of these ATA drives would be most welcomed.
They'd make a modest space heater. Or you could got for the hardcore
tech look - get some aluminium angle stock and build open-air stacks to
hold them. Use with or without cabling depending on the desired
effect. Or use polished brass stock and figured wooden bases for that
retro-tech look. There are so many possibilities!
Best use I've ever seen for old disk drive: the drive display "table"
at Fermi's computing center. A relic of the days when drives were the
size of washing machines, and had rather greater rotational inertia...
People are too impatient. They want a three-line definition of
consciousness and a five-line proof that a computational system can
or cannot have consciousness. And they want it today. They don't want
to have to do the hard work ... -- Aaron Sloman
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