[rescue] Parts Needed for Rescued Equipment

Andrew Weiss 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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