Fibre Channel?

From: John Foust <>
Date: Sun Oct 24 11:22:54 2004

I recently inherited a stack of Fibre Channel gizmos made by Compaq:
three x12 hubs, a tape controller, and a Storageworks modular
data router.

eBay prices are all over the map: some sellers trying to
unload them for $1000+, but the real auctions are going for
less than $50 for each box. Each slot in the hub needs an
optical transceiver; these seem to sell for $10 each.
Cables? Many offered, few bidders. FC hard drives? $20 each.

This stuff cost a fortune not so long ago. Why is it
rock-bottom now? Will it ever be attractive to hobbyists?

- John
Received on Sun Oct 24 2004 - 11:22:54 BST

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