Archive for the 'Sun Marketplace' Category

How do I find, read and understand Sun part numbers on hard drives? How can I identify if I have a Sun Original or a Third Party Hard drive?

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

A: First and foremost, you should read this tutorial on understanding Sun part number nomenclature. Once you understand what Sun part#s generally look like, the following tutorial will be easier to understand. Summary: 1) Does it have a Sun part# on the bottom left hand corner of the label on top of the the drive? […]

How do Sun hard drives differ from non-Sun hard drives? Can I use a non-Sun disk in my Sun server?

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

A: The answer is “yes and no.” 🙂 Seriously, though, while it is sometimes possible to physically use non-Sun disks in Sun machines, there are a lot of “if/then/and/or” type questions you need to consider first.One of the most important things to realize is that there is a difference between what is technologically possible and […]

Positive feedback and glowing praise for

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

So today I got to thinking — what if I wasn’t the one writing this blog. What if I were a reader? Wouldn’t I think that the author was just a bit biased in favor of AnySystem, particularly because his paycheck comes from there? Well, that got me to thinking . . . and I […]

How do I read Sun part number stickers?

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Reading Sun part numbers might seem like a black art to some, but after reading this quick primer, you too will be an expert. The first thing to know is that Sun is not a manufacturer. Strictly speaking, they do not actually manufacture many, if any, of their parts. For example, they use Seagate and […]

Sun’s quoting / ordering system has been down for the last two weeks!?!?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I’m a sales rep at We are independent resellers of Sun hardware – meaning that we are not Sun authorized resellers.

Introducing the new “Flying” Sun StorEdge 3310 array.

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Looks like Sun just introduced a new array that flies. Yep, the StorEdge 3310 arrays been flying off the shelves over at at Starting about a month ago, quote requests just started coming in left and right and then the orders started streaming in. (And they say Christmas time is supposed to be quiet […]

Rock bottom prices on refurbished Sun Enterprise systems – perfect for learning Solaris.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Holy smokes! Prices just went rock bottom on this Sun E4500 and this bundle of Sun E220Rs. These boxes feature rock-solid hardware and run the ultra stable Solaris 10 OS. What more could you want for the perfect box to practice your funky OBP commands and teach yourself Solaris? There’s no time like the present […]

Retro Sun: Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 desktops are HOT!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

So I’ve noticed a resurgence of interest in Sun Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 desktops at work these last couple of weeks. Perhaps it’s nostalgia kicking in, but these machines have been hot at since about the middle of December. If you’re looking for an even better deal, don’t forget about Ugly Ducklings.

Sun Fire V480 and Sun Fire V880 System Boards hit rock bottom!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

It wasn’t more than 6 months ago that refurbished 1.2GHz System Boards for Sun Fire V480 and V880 were retailing for $14,000. Now you can buy four of them for that price and still have a couple thousand $$ left over for some good beer! Along with the nose dive those boards took, 1.05GHz, 900MHz […]