[rescue] Source for 2150S 150 Mb tape drives

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Tue Jul 5 12:23:39 CDT 2005

Yanno, I have a brand new one of these in OEM Sun 411 box. Never been 
powered on.

Mike N
On Jul 5, 2005, at 1:21 PM, William Enestvedt wrote:

> My brother asked:
>> I have a customer looking for 2 tape drives. If I located the
>> model (2150S, 150mb) and the maker (Certance, nee Seagate, nee
>> Archive Corp) who would be a good supplier?  Would [a vendor of
>> new equipment that we know] have these? My guy is pretty price
>> sensitive.
>    Can anyone suggest a reliable, affordable source of these drives,
> besides EBay? I know that list sponsor Anysystems might carry them; 
> does
> anyone have other suggestions of places to shop for these where we 
> could
> feel comfortable passing them on to a third party?
>    I told my brother that it's like trying to buy leaded gas. :7) But
> car nuts always seem to have a source for their strange hardware needs,
> and I know this group is similarly..."resourceful." Sometime you just
> need what you need. I suggested that if the customer really only wants
> the data off some tapes in order to put it onto another format then
> buying the drives might not be a bad idea -- but keeping them in
> production is another thing.

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