> Hi all,
> We are in need of replacing a Fujitsu GCR tape drive (6250 BPI 1/2"
> on a Xylogics 472 controller --VME bus-- attached to a Sun 4/280
> running SunOS 4.1.1).
> 1. Do you think it is a good idea replacing the drive or is it going
> to be an expensive solution due to the fact that this type of drive
> is becoming obsolete? Does anyone repair drives of this kind anymore?
> 2. Can you suggest SCSI tape drives that will do 6250? I am hoping
> that this could be a cheaper solution. (vendors? web sites? prices?
> suggestions? recommendations? previous experiences? ... anything
> you might have would be really appreciated)
> Thanks in advance for your input.
** Repair of an obsolescent tape drive likely to be unsatisfactory
** New drives are expensive
** A more inexpensive solution would be a refurbished drive
1. Overland Data, San Diego, CA
Overland Data (800) 729-8725 (Contact Phil Long)
Suggested as an excellent well-respected vendor for
this type of thing, based in San Diego.
2. Qualstar 9track drives
M990S (SCSI version) -- $2750 (1 yr. warranty) -- NEW
M995 (SCSI interface) -- $6995 (2 yr. warranty) -- NEW
M990S (SCSI version) -- $2100 (1 yr. warranty) -- REFURBISHED
M995 (SCSI interface) -- $4500 (1 yr. warranty) -- REFURBISHED
Distributed by: National Peripheral Services, Inc. 1-714-6306800
M4-data Model -123107
9914 (SCSI version)
IF + Pertec interface = able to read GE tapes
$1800 -- Kennedy
$1800 -- Cipher 990
$3800 -- Cipher 995
Also includes HP drives and other new ones
6. Hewlett Packard tri density drive model 88780 (SCSI drive)
HP Model -HP88780 -HP7980S
Used to be marketed by Sun.
Ficomp Inc. in Santa Ana : http://www.ficompinc.com
Evan Sackstein, Tech. Support
They have refurbished drives, which is a good thing
since these SCSI beasts are expensive!
Price range: $3,495 - $4,395
Price is: $2,995 refurbished.
None of their links work, but it gives phone numbers.
(Select "Contact Us")
(Select "Sales" to get contact phone number)
Laguna Data Systems, XXX, CA
Carries 6250 drives
Ian MacPhedran <Ian_MacPhedran@mackenzie.usask.ca>
Rich Kulawiec <email@example.com>
David Schiffrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Jeff Brody x5183)
Dave Floyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Dwight Peters" <email@example.com>
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