I know a lot of people think the older Network Appliance equipment is great, I do too, however with the current thinking at NetApp, you better be careful, it is getting increasingly more difficult to get parts and service for those older systems. I also see people, feeling forced to upgrade, unloading their older systems for a good price.
So I offer you this advice, pick up a spare head unit. The prices are reasonable right now on the older equipment, you can pick up a system that matches your current system and be able to use parts or the whole unit if you ever have a major problem. Zerowait Special
NetApp may think the old systems are no good anymore, but we think they are great! The price is right, so buy two, you never know when you will need to grow!
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