[Rack] problems in Susan the Rack: two machines died

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Sat Feb 27 21:44:13 UTC 2010

jim wrote, On 20100227 133625:
>     as to collaborative actions, i'd like that we
> dress and route the cables and cords properly.
>     as Susan the Rack is on wheels, maybe power
> and cable routing should be mounted on the rack
> with cables connecting to external power and
> network devices coming from a limited place on
> the rack and with sufficient length to allow us
> to move the rack around as needed.

I agree dressing cables is important, I've tried by best to route my 
cables well but I can't speak for others.

>     as to my boxes, i took the power supply i
> disassembled to my favorite shop: actnet on judah
> at 27th; julie said she'd have one of her techs
> see what he can discover and she'll order me
> another one. i'll just leave the other box in
> place until i figure out what went wrong with
> the one i've disassembled.
>     also, julie's prices for DDR2 RAM are about
> $40 per 1G stick.
>     i've asked julie for current prices of sata
> ssd drives. she'll get back with what she finds.
>     she's got 2TB 3.5 inch drives available.

I'm sorry, not too sure if I understood this last part right. Did the 
repair shop you took your hardware to state that the RAM and hard drive 
went bad on your machine and needs replacing, or that you're just giving 
us a quote on prices?

We have hardware at Noisebridge that can be used, like the bucket full 
of RAM and the other bucket full of hard drives.

Rubin Abdi
rubin at starset.net

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