[geeks] HD compatibility for ultra2?
twmaster at twmaster.com
Wed Apr 24 14:00:41 CDT 2002
On Wednesday 24 April 2002 02:58 pm, you wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 01:21:40PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > > Can I just go out and buy any 50-pin scsi hard disk? Ideally I'd like
> > > to get 10k or 15k rpm drives for the box, hopefully 2x 18gb or 2x 36gb.
> > > What are my requirements for disk in this monster?
> > Nope, the hard drives in an U2 are SCA and require a Sun "spud bracket".
> > Only the CD-ROM is 50pin.
> No, you can use a 50pin narrow, halof height hard drive in a U2, I'm pretty
> sure. At least, I'm using one in my Ultra1. Just be sure to pick up a set
> of drive rails for mounting a 3.5" drive in a 5.25" bay. I think you are
> limited to only one 50pin, HH hard drive. The rest will have to be as bill
> described. And, as I said, this is just the way it is on my Ultra1, but
> I believe the Ultra2 is the same in this regard.
while what you say is 'doable' I ask why? SCA drives are cheap and plentiful
while comparable 50 pin drives are hard to find and expensive these days.
Besides, the U2 has FW SCSI so why slow it down with narrow or Fast narrow
Just my 2% of 1 USD
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