Archive for February, 2008

IT Gone Wild

February 17, 2008 Comments off

A la “Office Space”…

This is what happens when you get tired of servers crashing on you.  You make a preemptive strike.  This one won’t be bothering us anymore (okay it’s been off for over a year, but it still felt good after everything we’ve been through).

In addition to a couple screw drivers and a hammer impaled into the box, I discovered you can make a great musical instrument (a shaker) out of a hard drive.  If you hit it hard enough the platters inside shatter into thousands of little pieces that then float around inside the case.

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Don’t piss off IT guys.  🙂

Categories: humor, technology


February 16, 2008 Comments off

What’s a FLD?  That’s a F#%$ Load of Disk.  🙂


We just put hooked up a Dell PowerVault MD1000 RAID array to a file server in our Spokane office.  The chassis has 15 750GB drives in it, arranged in a RAID 50 array (2 sets of 7 disks in RAID 5 with a RAID 0 stripe across both RAID 5’s, 1 global hot spare).  Over 8TB of online storage … that’s 8,000GB!

Categories: technology