711 StorEdge Multipack (was: [rescue] Re: OSM-2000)
Joshua D Boyd
jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Thu Apr 11 21:40:11 CDT 2002
On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 10:32:06PM -0400, Loomis, Rip wrote:
> There are two major variants--6-bay and 12-bay. Both use spuds.
> It's single channel auto-terminating wide SCSI, whether you
> get the 12-bay or 6-bay. Both can *supposedly* do UW-SCSI
> even though only a few have the little "UltraSCSI" label on
> the front bottom left corner. The only other major difference
> is that (same as SPARC 5/20 chassis) the 12-bay will only do
> LP 3.5" drives, while the 6-bay will do HH (1.6") or LP (1").
My understanding is that the 12 bay would do HH, if you left the next bay
> My only problem is a powersupply--the only source I found for
> one wants $125, and for that I feel like just buying a complete
> one and getting sides/top--and then conning someone else into
> buying the powersupply and building themselves a system.
> If I pick up a 6-bay cheap and strip it, does someone want the
> chassis/backplane for the cost of shipping? I'd rather have
> capacity for more disks than be able to handle HH disks, based
> on the inventory I already have.
Where can you get 711s for anywhere near $125?
I'd be interested in a stripped unit. It seems to me that an AT power supply
should be easy enough to hook up to the backplanes, unless there is
additional intelligence that I don't know about. The drives should only need
a 12v and 5v power lines.
Joshua D. Boyd
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