Aftermarket Cost of HDS 9900 Series Model 9960 - Storage

This is a discussion on Aftermarket Cost of HDS 9900 Series Model 9960 - Storage ; I have an option to buy a HDS 9900, model 9960. No HD but has 2 FC cards and 1 GB or RAM I belive. Does any one know a ball park price for this unit Jay...

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  1. Aftermarket Cost of HDS 9900 Series Model 9960

    I have an option to buy a HDS 9900, model 9960. No HD but has 2 FC cards and
    1 GB or RAM I belive. Does any one know a ball park price for this unit

    Jay



  2. Re: Aftermarket Cost of HDS 9900 Series Model 9960

    On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 23:32:41 GMT, "Jay" wrote:

    >I have an option to buy a HDS 9900, model 9960. No HD but has 2 FC cards and
    >1 GB or RAM I belive. Does any one know a ball park price for this unit


    Hi Jay,

    I don't know what the market value of the 9960 is... but I think it's
    not likely to be very high. This is very specialist kit and you
    really need to know what you're doing to get this working without HDS
    support - and that support is very expensive, which is probably the
    reason that this box is being offered for sale now.

    Without any HD's this box is merely scrap metal, IMO. The parts won't
    be useable anywhere else.

    Sorry!

    HVB.

  3. Re: Aftermarket Cost of HDS 9900 Series Model 9960

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:55:19 +0000, HVB wrote:

    >On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 23:32:41 GMT, "Jay" wrote:
    >
    >>I have an option to buy a HDS 9900, model 9960. No HD but has 2 FC cards and
    >>1 GB or RAM I belive. Does any one know a ball park price for this unit

    >
    >Hi Jay,
    >
    >I don't know what the market value of the 9960 is... but I think it's
    >not likely to be very high. This is very specialist kit and you
    >really need to know what you're doing to get this working without HDS
    >support - and that support is very expensive, which is probably the
    >reason that this box is being offered for sale now.
    >
    >Without any HD's this box is merely scrap metal, IMO. The parts won't
    >be useable anywhere else.
    >
    >Sorry!
    >
    >HVB.


    That pretty much sums it up. The 9960 is mainly being purchased now
    by shops that can't change anything due to customer contracts or the
    like. Government regulations come to mind as well.
    We traded in our 9960 for the 9980V. HDS said it was worth a bit to
    them because of this exact reason, they had people clammoring for more
    9960 disk because they were out of capacity but couldn't change their
    config.

    Personally I would say it's not worth the time or energy to make this
    work.

    ~F

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