Alan, IMHO as long as IBM is cashing your hardware support checks, they are guaranteeing the parts availability at whatever service level is in your contract. After that, third-party support vendors take over so you can usually get support for quite a while even after IBM stops. Incidentally, if you switch to a 170 to avoid a disk crash, I hope you get a better one than I did. We've had 4 DASD hits in about a year on the 10Krpm units. Thank God for RAID! -Marty +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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