[rescue] best rackmount Sun (used) for $1k

Dimitar Vasilev dimitar.vassilev at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 16:05:00 CDT 2006

2006/7/29, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>:
> What would you folks recommend, assuming I want a 4U or less Sun
> SPARC-based machine, 2GB RAM or more, for about $1,000 ?
> Good ones:
a second hand Blade 1000/2000 with 2GB of memory, 72GB, DVD and graphics is
between 500-1000 usd depending on the source.
Netra's are good too - they are about 200-750 usd or more, depending on
model and dealer. However they are noisy according to a friend of mine and
are not suitable for room mates.
Ultra 60-80 is a good choice too.
Sun Fire 1xx/2xx
Sun E24x/42x
All depends what you're looking for. What you will use the system for -
education, show-off, serving something or else?
The purpose would give you an answer.
If I had 1000 usd to spend on sun - I would choose a Blade or a Fire 2xx.
Average price of Blade is 600-700 usd and for the rest you can get a tape
drive if needed + probably free shipping provided you're in the US.
If you need a fiber channel connect - Fire 2xx is your friend.
Low-cost shipping is also possible in UK,DE and AT locally.
For more RAM and extras - extend your budget or go into the 1st line of
hardware scavening business
Best regards,

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Dimitar Vassilev

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