[SunRescue] SCA drives...

nick at ns.snowman.net nick at ns.snowman.net
Wed May 3 18:01:32 CDT 2000

18Gig drives are getting better.  Especially if you get a newer 7200 (or
5400 rpm, but I don't think they make any that slow) it may even put out
less heat than a stock 2gig.  (drive size dosen't affect heat all that
much, mostly it's speed, and friction, speed is always going up, friction
is always going down <Grin>)

On Wed, 3 May 2000, Gregory Leblanc wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kurt Mosiejczuk [mailto:kurt at csh.rit.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 11:11 AM
> > To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> > Subject: [SunRescue] SCA drives...
> > 
> > I've convinced my boss to improve the disk space on a Sparc 5 we use
> > as a "demo" machines and test bed.  Hi-Tech Warehouse has 18G SCSI-SCA
> > drives for under $300.
> > 
> > Of course, the acquisitions person called our sun reseller who said we
> > can't do that and need to go extternal for a drive that big.  With a
> > $1400 price tag.
> > 
> > I'm just basically looking for confirmation that there isn't a problem
> > with putting an 18G SCA drive in a sparc 5 (we have the 
> > brackets necessary)
> Should be just fine, assuming that you've got a 3billion cubic feet per
> minute fan in there...  :-)  Any SCA drive should work in the SS5, assuming
> that it doesn't cause the steel case to melt.  The things to be aware of is
> that your root partition should be less than 2GB (less than 1 if you want
> SILO to work right, probably), and that an 18GB drive is probably going to
> be pretty hot, although I haven't used any for almost a year and a half, so
> I'm not sure about that.  
> 	Greg
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