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exocet_cm
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Where to purchase inexpensive SAS drives

I'm looking to purchase 1x 146GB 2.5" 10K SAS drive and 4x 300GB 2.5" 10K SAS single-port drives without spending a ton of $$$. Aside from eBay, which I've been lurking on, is there any resources you guys use?

This isn't for production but for my test HP DL380 G5 in my home lab.
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Evertek.com sometimes has some.


mikefxu

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Titusville, FL
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Give us a part number and go from there. I would take that part number and do a Google shopping search. I know which vendors I trust and have done business with in the past. I got a good deal on some 7200rpm SAS drive on ebay after the flood, there was a lag in price increases, the vendor/seller didn't respond quick enough.


aguen
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If you haven't already seen these guys »www.scsi4me.com/sas-serial-attac···ive.html you could give them a look over. They also supposedly have a "store" on Ebay as well.



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One way to get cheap SAS stuff is to go with "near-line SAS". These are enterprise SATA drives with (usually) 7200rpm, but qualified for fulltime server use and the SAS command set.

Ref: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_att···line_SAS

I often get these with Dell servers with the higher performance of 10k or 15k drives is not necessary, but we still want server-class drives (so avoid SATA).

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exocet_cm
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Thanks everyone. I'll give these sites a look over.