[SunRescue] When IDE != IDE
Pullig, Bruce A.
Bruce.A.Pullig at usa.conoco.com
Mon Aug 14 16:16:37 CDT 2000
I put a 15GB IDE from Best Buy in my Ultra 10. I haven't had any problems!
CSC Midland, Texas
bruce.a.pullig at usa.conoco.com
bpullig at csc.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Bradford [SMTP:mrbill at mrbill.net]
> Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 10:07 PM
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> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] When IDE != IDE
> On Sat, Aug 12, 2000 at 11:45:33PM +0000, Martin Wedel -SR wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Just to clarify something, in the Ultra5/10 series, do the IDE
> > include special firmware code, or are they just standard off the shelf
> > goodies that have been rebadged?
> > Thanks!
> When I built my Ultra 5 from a barebones box almost a year ago, I just
> put in a standard Seagate 8.4gig IDE HD and a Toshiba 40x CD-ROM and
> they worked fine (keep in mind that each device has its own separate
> IDE channel, and slave IDE devices - like having two HDs on the first
> IDE controller - is unsupported by Sun, but people have reported success
> doing it).
> I beleive on older U5/U10s, you have to have the OpenBoot ROM firmware
> upgrade (available as a "patch" from sun to re-flash your ROM) to use
> / recognize disks greater than 8.4gig. I have no idea if anyone has
> successfully used one of the newer huge IDE drives (17gig+) on a
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