[rescue] Parts Needed for Rescued Equipment
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sun Nov 4 19:40:07 CST 2007
On Nov 4, 2007, at 12:22 AM, 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
> disks in them, either. Some have 68-pin drives in them.
> Peace... Sridhar
You can usually buy disk sleds for $50 each from XS International.
They are a decent reseller that sells IBM parts. I got 3 B80 sleds
for that price + a black plastic faceplate for free. I think I got a
second two CPU board for the F50 from them for $150 a while ago (back
when they cost more).
The could be a little expensive but they will assemble stuff for
you... i.e. if you needed F50 backplanes for SCSI or SSA, you could
get them and cable kits.
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