[SunRescue] SCA drives...

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed May 3 16:25:45 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: apotter at icsa.net [mailto:apotter at icsa.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 1:54 PM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] SCA drives... 
> Greetings:
> > > 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.....
> Not quite true.....  SCAs come in half height and low 
> profile.  The 4/5/20 chassis needs low profile, which is (he 
> measures the dead gigger he's using for a paperweight) one inch high.
> I learned this the hard way with a cheapass fujitsu 9gigger 
> from compgeeks.com.  Fortunately, an sca <-> wide adaptor let 
> it live in my dual cpu linux box and all was not lost.

You mean a single half-height SCA drive didn't even fit?  The SCA connector
is at the same height, and putting in in the carrier should have the
connector aligned correctly.  Using 2 drives definately wouldn't work, there
isn't enough space.  

> I would also be very wary of heat issues.  Make this the only 
> drive in the chassis if you can.

Yeah, with an 18GB drive, why would you even put two drives in there?

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