[mythtv-users] NAS mobo
yan at seiner.com
Thu Aug 28 15:45:37 UTC 2008
On Thu, August 28, 2008 7:10 am, John Drescher wrote:
> Now I wish I had racks at work. In the past I have stayed away from
> rack mounted equipment because the cost was too much compared to the
> cost of the rest of the server (less than $1500 US) minus the hard
> drives. Thanks for the idea. I may still use this being that I have a
> couple of dozen drives sitting on the shelf waiting to be put into
Yeah, I really think that the whole rack thing is a huge scam. 4 7'
aluminum channels, a couple of alum angles, and some bolts and you have a
rack. WIth a simple computer controlled machine, you can cut and drill
the rack in < 1 minute if you're bulk-feeding the channel. We're talking
maybe $50 in materials in relatively small quantity. Call it an open 19"
rack, and you can sell it for $700.
Gah. I suspect it has to do with racks being 'capital equipment' and thus
you can depreciate them using the 5 year schedule for US taxes.
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