[rescue] Total corporate madness (

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Aug 6 10:09:53 CDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 12:12:12PM -0400, Todd Killingsworth wrote:

> The other gotcha seems to be the drive sleds/spuds.

I know.

The only time I can find good SCSI cases for a price that I like, they
have maybe one sled or none in them.  I could have gotten some nice DEC
BA-somethings with 8 wide SCSI bays, but only one sled.

I have had people offer me good money for my old Sun Aurora chassis
sleds.  I have about 4 spares, but I worry about getting rid of them.

I think though, it might be time to do so.  I have not needed them in a
year, and I don't believe I'll be getting another Aurora chassis, unless
its a fairly hefty SS20.

> I just got my E3000 up and working (YES!) and started looking for drives.
> Drives are cheap, but the prices for sleds are as much or more than the
> drives!

Ouch.  I know a guy who's friend got an E3500 for about $450 a year ago
but can't find about 5 misc parts he needs to put it in service, without
paying several times that from the Sun vendors.

When I think of buying a system, I'm fairly careful about making sure
I can get all the parts first.  Of course, sometimes the deal is too
tempting to pass up.  You worry that if you wait, you'll not see it

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