[zfs-discuss] Help with estimated memory need

Gregor Kopka gregor at kopka.net
Mon Mar 12 08:12:47 EDT 2012


My point was that at the moment 16GB of DDR3 RAM is available here for 
under 100EUR (incl. tax, packaging, shipping, and the cost for the 
phonecall to order it).
This is /noting/ compared to what i have seen: my first PC had 4_MB_ for 
a pricetag which translates to >200EUR in todays currency.
That's why i selected my wording the way i did.

I didn't mean to insult you, in case i managed to do this: please accept 
my apologies.

To put it into perspective: At the current prices 32GB is for me the 
total cost of living for a week, YMMV.

Also i notice systems with DDR2 RAM start to being dumped at the local 
recycling station (since the guys there are somewhat reasonable i 
/could/ take a screwdriver and go dumpster diving for some cost-free 
DDR2 - which would need to be tested thoroughly, though).

BTW: The prices Chris mentioned are a little on the low side (i'm sure 
there are some zeroes missing).


Am 11.03.2012 21:53, schrieb Christ Schlacta:
> You can get an atom 1u with esata port et 2GB of ram for about $200, 
> an external jbod sata pmp for about $1, and fill it with drives (the 
> most expensive part) for about $1-$2 each.  spend about 300 on 
> hardware, and 500-1000 on drives, which is artificially inflated due 
> to the flooding in taiwan, and be out the door dirt cheap with zfs
> .
> On 3/11/2012 13:17, Swâmi Petaramesh wrote:
>> Le 11/03/2012 20:49, Gregor Kopka a écrit :
>>> RAM is dirty cheap these days
>> Looks like we unfortunately may not have the same concept of what you 
>> call "dirty cheap". Compared to the average income wordlwide, I 
>> believe RAM is as expensive as gold an diamonds can be...
>> So what I'm trying to attain is a workable configuration in a 
>> situation where I find hard disks, RAMs, motherboards and power 
>> supply to be fscking hell damn expensive...
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