[rescue] Prices... Amazing

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun May 1 14:26:05 CDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Shannon Hendrix" <shannon at widomaker.com>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Prices... Amazing

> Wed, 27 Apr 2005 @ 16:54 -0700, Michael Dombrowski said:
>> Just did some looking around on Ebay in the
>> workstation/server areas, haven't done that in a
>> while. Systems are getting ridiculously cheap. Blade
>> 100s for less than $250. U5/10/30 for less than $100.
> [snip]
> Yeah, but it is frustrating because I can't find similar deals on SCSI
> hard drives.
> I want to make a cheap fileserver, preferrably Sun stuff, but can't find
> enough drives that I can afford.
> Right now it is looking like I'll have to find a decent PC and buy a
> some SATA drives.  I can probably get a PC server for nearly nothing,
> and just need to add a SATA controller.
> I was hoping it would be more like a Sun U2 with a 6-drive bay, but the
> drive prices are pushing the cost higher than I want.

Sounds like an E250 is called for here - it will take 6x 1.6" SCA drives, 
which are quite affordable these days (50 Gig drives for about $35)... 

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