Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Impressive uptime

Not bad at all.  Boot time Saturday, 28 September 1996.  The box was running two Quantum full-height 5 1/4" 800MB SCSI drives that had been in there from at least before that boot date.

According to some Google archaeology, these were a 7,200RPM drive.  Assuming no spin-down, that means the edge of the platters travelled an astonishing 26,202,699 kilometres during that uptime, or to put it another way, these drives travelled the distance to the moon - and back - a little over 34 times.

The box was finally taken down on March 29 due to increasingly noisy drive bearings.  Can't think why.

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