My HP C7000 Saga: 2 chassis aren’t enough, 3 is better.

By | April 27, 2015

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Ok, so I’m sure my wife thinks I’ve gone crazy by now, but she smiles and doesn’t judge, what a woman. I of course bought 2 C7000 chassis fully loaded with 32 blades in March, but one of the chassis was an older one. Now this doesn’t REALLY matter as you can upgrade the firmware on it, and other than the looks, there really isn’t much difference. That’s one of the awesome features of the HP C7000 platform, the chassis works the same, and runs the same stuff, that part doesn’t change much over the years. I found however a deal I just couldn’t pass up. I found another C7000 chassis. No power supplies or fans, or admin modules, just the chassis. The price was right, so I took a day off of work, and hopped into the Escape and off I went to Blue Springs, Missouri to pick up another Chassis. I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of this 3rd chassis. It was “like new”, and didn’t appear to have anything wrong with it, in fact, I’m not 100% sure it ever has been used at all. Other than a little dust on it, it was in PERFECT shape. I almost felt guilty talking them down 50% after I went and picked it up…

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As you can see, not a scratch on it… so, you ask, WHY did I buy this third chassis ? Well, I wanted two of them to match exactly, and well… it was just simply too good a deal to pass up, my final cost $75.