I have decided to sell my fibre channel setup due to the fact that I have absolutely no time to work on it. I will be leaving for Iraq this fall and I'm trying to get rid of a lot of my stuff that I dont mess with any more. First on this list of things to go is my fibre channel setup, which includes the following, prices lists are estimates from ebay to show you how much this stuff would cost there.
5x 36GB seagate cheetah 10k.6 10,000rpm/8mb drives - $400 for all ($80/ea is the cheapest I found)
QLogic QLA2200 64/66 pci card - $75
2' HSSDC to DB9 cable - $10
cinonic SCA40 to RJ45-shielded adapters - $300 for all ($60/ea listed on www.cinonic.com, not found on ebay)
all required shielded cat5 cables, adapters, and loopback plug are included.
Everything you should need is here.
That total comes up to $785, not including shipping from all those different sellers or the price of all the cables and loopback.
I am asking only $500 plus shipping. I HIGHLY prefer not to split this kit up, but will do so if I can get buyers for all the pieces. I will only ship to the US, sorry all you eurpean guys, I dont have time or the expereince to deal with all the customs requirements.
Now here is the catch (theres always a catch) I was never able to get the setup to be 100% functional. I got pretty close, but I always had issues with SCSI bus resets. I believe this is either due to the fact that the drives are behind two PSUs (causing interference) or the fact that I may have a bad cable in the bunch. One of the cables was made by my self, the rest were included in the kit from the manufacturer of the adapter cards. This kit would be great for someone that had time to mess around with this stuff and get it working properly. The card was a breeze to get working in Linux and I hear the windows drivers are even easier (naturally). Unfortunately, due to the nature of all this, I am not offering any refunds due to the fact that you might not get it running correctly, I will only honor DOAs. I am willing to help as much as possible by E-mail if you have any questions. I'm hoping that someone that is experienced in fibre channel or has a lot of time to learn picks this up. The only things I am looking for in trade or partial trade are:
Dual opteron board, any board with AGP will do
Pair of opteron 244's or higher
Seagate Cheetah ST373405LW 73LP 73GB drives (must be this exact drive as I want to run it in raid with my current 73LP)
If you are offering a dual opteron board, I would be intrested in pc3200 ecc/reg ram as well, but I wont buy/trade for it alone until I know I have a board to put it in.
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