It is 3AM, some idiot has been flooding news with bogus newgroups creating .....maxwell groups, rather like the hipcrime groups. So I aliased the originating site out, reloaded newsfeeds, and proceeded to create a little script to kill the bogus groups, and whilst that was running the entire machine locked again, no errors. This has happened a couple of times in the last few days, I fear a CPU module or SIMM or something is going south. It will probably take 3-4 hours to come back up assuming the automatic fsck is successful, if it is not, another 3-4 hour manual will be required. Going to replace the whole news server and have most of the necessary hardware located, the one exception is drive, drive case/power supplies, and cabling for drives. I'm planning on going with 70GB drives rather than the larger Seagates for a variety of reasons. The IBM drives have been more reliable, I want to spread the I/O out across more spindles, and the power consumption and heat dissipation of the IBM drives is more reasonable. So now I've got to find the best deal I can and buy them, any suggestions for where to buy these? The more the merrier. I will need a total of 16 of these, plus two eight-drive SCSI cases with 68-pin wiring and power for all of these drives. Will need a Micro DB-28 connector on each, and terminator, and cable. Each case will connect to a differnet controller so that the spool will be spread across two controllers.