[rescue] Anyone need a Sun DLT library?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Dec 5 21:06:23 CST 2006
On Tuesday 05 December 2006 21:55, David Muran-de Assereto wrote:
> I've got a Sun DLT-4700 library/changer. SCSI-SE, works great. It's
> REALLY heavy, and I stink at shipping things,
> as several people here can attest. If someone in the DC area wants
> it, I'd take $100 for it. Making me ship it will cost
> $50 extra plus actual shipping costs.
> Includes a bunch of used tapes, BTW.
They're relatively nice autoloaders (as DEC designed them), but 20GB/tape
(native) seems really small now-a-days.
I was lucky to be able to give one away for $20 the other day... It's a
shame that you can't upgrade the drive to a DLT7000 drive; I tried doing
that, but the library just sat there and blinked its lights in a
condecending manner. :(
However, it's not as bad of a deal if you include a bunch of tapes.
And they're not really *that* heavy. The 574 slot StorageTek TimberWolf
9710 library I picked up this summer is about the heaviest one-unit tape
robot I've moved (around 700+ lbs). Fortunately, that thing comes on
wheels. I could pick up the 4700 by myself, and carry it out to my car
without too much problem. I can't do that with the two bigger libraries
I've got. (And, it's somewhat harder to do with even the front-load
9-track drives I've got.)
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