Friday, March 20, 2009

This is what $5000 looks like

This is what $5000 looks like
Originally uploaded by jbellis
We're adding 4 of these 160GB SSD cards to our database servers, for a total of $20,000 each.

It's sort of impressive for how unimpressive it looks.

Reminds me of the time I was an assistant sysadmin at BYU, and one of the memory boards in the combustion simulation lab's most expensive machine went bad. This was one of 8 256MB boards in the machine, each slightly larger in area than a sheet of paper, giving it 2GB of ram. This was when Windows 98 was new and a typical desktop had 32MB. And of course this was proprietary SGI memory which meant it was even more expensive. $15,000? It was enough to freak me out when I was handling the new one lest a freak static discharge ruin it.


David said...

Wait another two years for the price to come down to 250$

Jonathan Ellis said...


David said...

By the way, nice hair cut:)

I chopped mine off this last week for spring.

...Then it got cold and snowed yesterday.

........Now I have the sniffles.