Osprey reliable and cheaper to operate

Commodity priced devices (disks, printers, cartridge tape drives, etc) replace the traditional minicomputer peripherals. The high mean-time-between-failure figures for commodity PC devices, coupled with the low cost of the devices themselves puts PC users in an entirely different repair and maintenance mode.

Lower power consumption for today's modern PC technology translates into lower cooling costs and dramatically lower electricity costs; dramatically smaller system footprint saves floor space, and that translates into lower space costs.

Suppose we make the following assumptions:

We can calculate some cost difference figures as follows:


Maintenance Floor space Depreciation Savings