[rescue] compaq drive trays

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Sat Jul 15 14:15:57 CDT 2006

On Sun, 09 Jul 2006 14:53:19 -0400, Andrew Weiss <ajwdsp at cloud9.net> wrote:

> On Jul 9, 2006, at 10:21 AM, alex at lava-net.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In the next month or so I'm going to be replacing my web/dns/mail
>> server
>> with a surplus compaq server I got ahold of.  The machine has a 6-bay
>> SCA drive cage in it but since the machine was bought as the basic
>> entry-level config there aren't any drives or trays, just blanks in
>> it.
>> Anyone have the newer style compaq trays (like those used in the
>> proliant 8xxx and newer machines)?.  These are the kind with the
>> little
>> button you push to release the handle that pulls the tray out.  I'd
>> like
>> at least 6 of these, though more would be nice also...my 8500 could
>> use
>> 2 more, etc.
>> Thanks.
> I have a few of the steel ones in a drawer that I've done surgery
> on... I also have tons of the 9GB drives lying about all over work.
> I also have 18's but they're usually kept as spares.
> Andrew

You can also buy drives in HP trays from ComputerGiants.  I took a quick  
look at the 36 GB 10K range, and saw a number of choices for under $150.

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