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Topic # 191180 26-Jan-2016 22:10
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At the moment I'm just checking if anyone would be interested on this, not sure about the value of it, was around $400K new :)

 

 

 

A pair of EMC CX4 Fibre Channel SANs, around 4 years old, no longer covered by the EMC warranty.

 

Each of the units have 30x1TB 7.2K SATA drives and 42x450GB 15K SAS drives, to the total raw capacity across is around 96TB.

 

I have upgraded the disk / unit firmware to the latest before decommissioning.

 

If the shelves are consolidated into one SAN and mirroring is not enabled the usable capacity is around 60-65TB with some spare drives.

 

They don’t come with the FC switches, but all cables, controller modules are with the units, I can get FC switches if required.

 

Perfect for test / dev environments, but might be a bit noisy and power hungry for a home NAS :)

 

It is currently located at the South Island, however can arrange transport nearly anywhere in NZ.


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  Reply # 1479408 26-Jan-2016 22:10
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.





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  Reply # 1479426 26-Jan-2016 22:16
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@richms may like this for his garage :-)




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  Reply # 1479427 26-Jan-2016 22:17
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MikiPro took our old EMC Clariion off our hands after it was put to pasture. Does Spark no longer like EMC? :)




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  Reply # 1479428 26-Jan-2016 22:21
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MikiPro took our old EMC Clariion off our hands after it was put to pasture. Does Spark no longer like EMC? :)

 

 

It was replaced with a VNX even there were better solutions available :)

 

Thanks, might flick those guys a mail!


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  Reply # 1479457 26-Jan-2016 23:08
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I now have serious storage envy - my humble setup has 24TB raw, with 18 usable because of the raid setup. When fully populated it will top out at 36/42TB, depending on whether I stay with RAID5 or go to RAID6.

 

Much as 96TB sounds nice, than many spinning platters (30+42)x2 would probably take my whole spare room, drive me mad with noise, and send my electric bill through the roof. It's also probably overkill for streaming music & films to two media players over 100mbit. It might, however, heat the house nicely in winter laughing


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  Reply # 1479465 26-Jan-2016 23:29
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Sorry for my ignorant question, but any chance you might want to flick two of the 450GB Drives separately? I imagine not, but in case. I presume they are 2.5" SAS?

 

 

 

Otherwise best of luck finding a buyer, that is seriously nice hardware.


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  Reply # 1479474 26-Jan-2016 23:48
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I could put it in my test lab at work :-) I'm in ChCh. 





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  Reply # 1479478 26-Jan-2016 23:55
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networkn:

 

Sorry for my ignorant question, but any chance you might want to flick two of the 450GB Drives separately? I imagine not, but in case. I presume they are 2.5" SAS?

 

 

 

Otherwise best of luck finding a buyer, that is seriously nice hardware.

 

 

They are 3.5" drives, I will upload some photos on Friday.

 

If there won't be any serious interest in the next few weeks I might split it up and just sell the drives.




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  Reply # 1479479 26-Jan-2016 23:56
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Lias:

 

 

 

 

 

I could put it in my test lab at work :-) I'm in ChCh. 

 

 

Cool, I can take it to CHCH too :)


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  Reply # 1479494 27-Jan-2016 00:15
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engedib:

 

networkn:

 

Sorry for my ignorant question, but any chance you might want to flick two of the 450GB Drives separately? I imagine not, but in case. I presume they are 2.5" SAS?

 

 

 

Otherwise best of luck finding a buyer, that is seriously nice hardware.

 

 

They are 3.5" drives, I will upload some photos on Friday.

 

If there won't be any serious interest in the next few weeks I might split it up and just sell the drives.

 

 

 

 

Ah unfortunately that rules me out of contention. 


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  Reply # 1479846 27-Jan-2016 13:44
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I'll trade you a goat and 3 cows.  Good luck with the sale.


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  Reply # 1479854 27-Jan-2016 13:49
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ZollyMonsta: @richms may like this for his garage :-)

 

I've already got a second one of the rackable systems boxes on its way to me, well its sitting at the reshippers at the moment waiting me clicking the send it to me option which I am waiting on the dollar improving a bit to do.





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  Reply # 1479856 27-Jan-2016 13:51
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Just out of interest what ballpark are you thinking of?



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  Reply # 1479862 27-Jan-2016 14:00
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networkn: Just out of interest what ballpark are you thinking of?

 

Around 10K maybe?

 

You can easily make 20K by just selling the disks on eBay :)


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  Reply # 1479886 27-Jan-2016 15:01
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engedib:

 

At the moment I'm just checking if anyone would be interested on this, not sure about the value of it, was around $400K new :)

 

 

 

A pair of EMC CX4 Fibre Channel SANs, around 4 years old, no longer covered by the EMC warranty.

 

Each of the units have 30x1TB 7.2K SATA drives and 42x450GB 15K SAS drives, to the total raw capacity across is around 96TB.

 

I have upgraded the disk / unit firmware to the latest before decommissioning.

 

If the shelves are consolidated into one SAN and mirroring is not enabled the usable capacity is around 60-65TB with some spare drives.

 

They don’t come with the FC switches, but all cables, controller modules are with the units, I can get FC switches if required.

 

Perfect for test / dev environments, but might be a bit noisy and power hungry for a home NAS :)

 

It is currently located at the South Island, however can arrange transport nearly anywhere in NZ.

 

 

How much does it weigh?

 

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