[rescue] Source for 2150S 150 Mb tape drives

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Jul 5 19:00:38 CDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 13:21, 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.

I have a few of these around... Not sure what you client would
want to pay... but depeneding on how much they are willing to 
pay depends on how long I'd personally warranty them...

Not sure how many I'd have.... 

-- Curt

> >
>    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.
>    Thanks for any suggesitons.
> -wde
> --
> Will Enestvedt
> UNIX System Administrator
> Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI
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