update >>> SOLD!
We just got a brand new 16TB EqualLogic PS6000E array to add to our EqualLogic SAN with the idea to “retire” one of our PS100E’s and use another PS100E for offsite replication.
We’d like to sell the retired array to a church/ministry that wouldn’t typically be able to afford an EqualLogic SAN. This would be a great starter SAN for someone just getting into virtualization or someone needing higher performing iSCSI vs something like an MD3000i, Drobo, etc.
*14x250GB SATA 7200rpm = 3.5TB raw (who cares though) = ~2.2TB usable at RAID50 w/ 2 global hot spares (RAID50 is what most EQL customers run)
*Here’s a blog post from when we 1st installed it http://jpowell.blogs.com/jason_powell_church_it/2006/07/san_project_upd.html ... Still has 5+ years of life left
*Just pulled from production environment and will be re-certified upon sale
*$5000 for the array +1 year of Dell NBD service at $2100 = $7100
I’d be happy to give anyone a demo of the interface and setup of the array if you’re interested … the beauty of EqualLogic is how easy/simple they are to setup and manage, especially for small IT shops. We’ve been an EqualLogic shop since 2006 and still believe it’s the best enterprise iSCSI solution out there.