SCA drives - any interest?
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 10:54:57 CST 2015
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Since there may be sensitive data on them I have to either securely wipe them or
destroy them; I did just find a couple of Proliant servers that somehow escaped
my purge though, so wiping them may not be as big a PITA as I feared.
Looks like most (~10) are 18.5GB 10KRPM 160 MB/s Ultra3 units, 4 or 5 146GB
Ultra320s and a few in between.
In case anyone is looking for the 'caddies' it looks like they're mostly
HP/Compaq, including several dummies; I scrapped more IBM servers than HP, but
to my surprise I only found two IBM units.
I've noted the folks who expressed interest and I'll post again if/when I decide
to test & wipe them; thanks again!
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From: "Zane Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com>
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Subject: Re: SCA drives - any interest?
On Nov 1, 2015, at 12:46 PM, "Mike Stein" <mhs.stein at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just asking: Any interest in 80-pin SCA drives, Ultra 3 and Ultra320 in
> various capacities, both IBM and HP/Compaq 'caddies' ?
I don't need any, but if anyone can get their hands on JBOD boxes that use
these, they're fantastic drives.
I was lucky enough to get several Andataco 3-Drive JBOD boxes (I passed on the
7-drive units as to big, heavy, noisy, and power hungry). These are great for
OpenVMS/Alpha and Sun systems, and provide a cheap way to get decent sized SCSI
drives, as most people can't use them. I had a couple of the 3-Drive units and
a DEC BA350 shelf running in our dining room for several years (the BA350 was on
My most recent score was some brand new 300GB SCA drives. :-) They'll allow me
to take my Alpha down to two HD's and drastically shrink its power requirements.
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