[rescue] Parts Needed for Rescued Equipment

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 23:34:10 CDT 2007

Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Sunday 04 November 2007 00:22, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
>>> The first is an RS/6000 7043 B50 2U server.  The machine has a gig
>>> of RAM and an installed frame buffer.  Not sure what I'll do with
>>> the card, but it should be a neat machine to work with.  I am,
>>> however, missing the drive sleds.  Does anyone know a good source
>>> of such sleds?  I have found some on eBay, but they have drives in
>>> them (the last thing I need are more SCA disks), and they are
>>> expensive.
>> Unfortunately, IBM never sold that sled without a drive in it, so you
>> might have trouble finding those sleds loose.  Not all of them have
>> SCA disks in them, either.  Some have 68-pin drives in them.
> For work, I'm pretty sure we've been able to get empty sleds (I'm not 
> sure what type the B50 uses, but we've got ones for F50/H50 type 
> machines) from an IBM reseller...maybe a used equipment reseller, so 
> I'd be suprised if they're not available.
> If you can verify that they're the same type as the IBM Fx0 and Hx0 
> models used, I've got some spare...

I have both types of machines at work, if he can't verify that, then I 
might be able to, only not for a couple of days.

Peace...  Sridhar

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