A few people asked for a summary of what I found wrt purchasing small
SCSI disks for a SPARCstation. Here is the edited version, if anyone
would like copies of all the responces just let me know.
Recommended phone # Notes Why?
Alliance Peripheral Systems (800) 233 7550 (1,3) price, service
anDATAco (800) 334-9191 (1,4) price, service, support
Apunix Computer Services (619) 484-0074 (8) price, service, support
Artecon (619) 931-5500 quality
Box Hill (212) 399-4770 (12) service, support
CITA Technologies (800) 421-2055 (1,5) ?
Corporate Systems Center ? ?
Delta Microsystems, Inc. (415) 449-6811 (9) service, support
Eakins Open Systems (415) 969-5109 (7) support
Falcon Systems Inc. (800) 326-1002 (1,10) service, support
Grumman Systems Support ? price
National Peripherals Inc. (708) 325-4151 price, service, support
North Central Peripherals (612) 881-2302 price
PC clone/Mac shops various (1) price
Seltek (216) 338-3663 (6) price
TMS Peripherals (800) 626-MEGS (2) price
Trimarchi (800) 356-6638 ?
Unison Information Systems (508) 879-3200 (11) price
1) These vendors were recommended by more than one person.
2) Quantum 105S external $499, Quantum 200Mb external $955
3) Quantum 105S internal $399, Quantum 200Mb external $939 (+ $65 cable)
4) ? 207Mb internal $925, Maxtor 200Mb internal $995
5) Connor 200Mb internal $1000, Quantum 200Mb internal $996
6) ? 200Mb ? $850
7) Fujitsu 1.2Gb $3125
8) Quantum 105Mb internal $680, Quantum 210Mb external $1260
9) Phone number was disconnected.
10) Maxtor 200Mb internal $1150
11) Good prices but bad return policy, Maxtor 200Mb internal $940
12) ? 200Mb external $1650 (!)
Alphatronix, Highland Digital, Interscience Computer Corporation,
R-Squared, Spectrum Systems, System Industries, Western Scientific,
Computer Upgrade (aka "System Upgrade")
R-Squared was recommended by one, and not recommended by another.
One bad experience is one too many for me.
Of the above, I have personally used Falcon, Unison, Box Hill and Delta
Microsystems. There are basically two classes of vendor: those who
specialize in Sun and/or other workstations; and PC/Mac mail order houses
who "know" about Sun systems. In most cases, the price differences
between these two types are glaring. I also called about 10 of the above
(some of the prices are what I was quoted, others are what people sent to
me) and was treated either well or very well by each and every one.
I will probably go with APS or TMS in this case since price is basically
the deciding factor for this purchase. Thanks to all the respondants:
Arden White <siucbal!arden>
email@example.com (Vikas Aggarwal)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Aldrich)
email@example.com (Angel R. Rivera)
bit!markm (Mark Morrissey)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Cunningham)
email@example.com (Elizabeth Leight)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Arnold)
email@example.com (fabrice cuq)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin W. Thomas)
email@example.com (System Manager)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Nita Avalani)
Richard Drew Dean <email@example.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Roberto Gomez)
Stefan Mochnacki <email@example.com>
Steve Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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