There are days that I’m amazed by the Internet, and then there are days that it lives
downup to my expectations. Take, for instance, a recent Tweet of mine in which I pondered
I was quickly answered by Stephane, who pointed out the wonderfully-implemented and -documented iPod Shuffle RAID0 array.
A few days thereafter, Slashdot posted a story detailing a semi-automatic 3.5″ floppy disk “gun”, a story whose comments section revealed a wonderful link to a gentleman who decided to create a RAID constructed entirely out of 3.5″ floppy drives.
While all that’s awesome, it’s still incomplete. Here’s where you come in, Internet. I want RAID arrays constructed out of
- Commodore tape decks
- Jazz/Zip Drives
- reel-to-reel drives
- 5.25″ floppy drives
- floor-standing “washer”-style hard drives
- ENIAC-style tubes
No bonus points will be awarded to those suggesting punch card RAID arrays for reasons I’ve made clear elsewhere. Now snap to it!