[rescue] wanted: sun a5000 series array

Jonathan Sturges jonathansturges at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 11 14:14:57 CDT 2012

On Oct 11, 2012, at 1:00 PM, rescue-request at sunhelp.org wrote:

> From: Dan Sikorski <me at dansikorski.com>
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>, kyle000 at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [rescue] wanted: sun a5000 series array
> Message-ID: <20121010204957.GB20334 at dansikorski.com>
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> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 04:15:52PM -0400, kyle wrote:
>> Anyone have a a5000/5100/5200 available? Please email directly(I get
>> the digest, so I may miss any replies to the list).
> (Sent to both you and the list so that hopefully your reply ends up there as
> I have an A5k, rackmount kit, extra skins, manuals, a full compliment of
original drives as well as a set of 500gb FC EMC pulls collecting dust.  I had
planned to put the 500gb drives in the A5k and use it for home storage, but
problems getting the EMC drives to work, moving, getting married and starting
a new job put it on the back burner for a long time.  As it stands now, the
A5k really no longer suits my needs as I don't currently have a basement and
the sound/heat output is undesirable in living areas.
> A friend of mine has an A5k near San Antonio that I gave him before he moved
down there, he might be willing to part with it as well.
> Both came as part of a haul from about a year and a half ago with some
> Of course, shipping one of these would be awful expensive unless you are
really desperate for it, so:  Where are you located?
>    -Dan Sikorski
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You are probably aware of issues using the EMC disks, but I'll mention them
for posterity's sake:
1). 520-byte block size.  Easily changed back to 512 with a mode select and
low-level format.  There are a couple of ways to get this done; I can give
specifics if need be.
2)  12v-only power.  I'm no expert on EMC, but most or all of their drives
I've encountered on the second-hand market were 12v only.  It means that an
A5x00 chassis would have to be able to provide a boatload more current on 12v
than it was likely designed for, if loaded with 12v-only drives.

Good luck,

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