14 June 2005

Ever wondered how the other half live?

East Hamersley Primary School has just posted a request for working hard drives larger than 1.6GB. I admin several machines with more RAM than that, and the smallest drive I actually run is 80GB.

The smallest drive available new is 40GB - but sadly, the PSU demands of these modern 7200RPM $50 drives would break the PSUs on East Hamersley’s PCs.

I exhumed a couple of 3GB drives from my scrap collection. If you’re in Perth and feel like helping, ring Tino Torre on (08) 9342-2002 to arrange collection.

I suggested an LTSP arrangement — which would also wean them from The Borg — but it turns out that they have no larger machines which could go Terminal Server for the others.

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