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From William Temperley <willtemper...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: commodity hardware
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:13:18 GMT
I'd say hardware is commodity when it's purchased to maximize the
performance-to-price ratio, as opposed to just going for optimum
performance, which will always cost a boat-load.

E.g. a 15000 RPM SAS drive is not commodity, but a 7200RPM SATA drive is.

On 12 February 2015 at 17:45, Adaryl Wakefield
<adaryl.wakefield@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Does anybody have a good definition of commodity hardware? I'm having a hard
> time explaining it to people. I have no idea when a piece of HW is
> "commodity" or whatever the opposite of commodity is.
>
> B.

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