[SunRescue] Re: Ultra 1 and 24 bit color (the "e"?)
rnovak at indyramp.com
Wed Oct 11 22:54:10 CDT 2000
I thought I heard a "Mike Nicewonger" say:
> > On the "non-creator" Ultra 1 machines, how does one upgrade to 24 bit
> Very hard to do, near impossible.
I was under the impression that it was pretty easy. Not necessarily cheap,
but easy, assuming you have the UPA slot.
> > And exactly what does the "e" mean in a machine like the 170e?
> My understanding the "E" is for Enterprise. What that means is the two
> biggest differences, 1 being the 24 bit color of using the Creator boards in
> the UPA slot. Another is 10/100 Ethernet as opposed to 10 Mbps, and the next
> big one is Fast/Wide SCSI as opposed to Fast/Narrow SCSI.
My sun guru (a guy I worked across the freeway from at Sun) told me the
170e is not enterprise unless it says so, and that the difference between
a non-enterprise Ultra and an enterprise Ultra is that fancy plate on the
front that says Enterprise (and the hypothetical server license that came
with it). You can have an Ultra 1 model 170e that is not an Ultra 1
Enterprise model 170e (in fact, I have one sitting in the next room). The
10/100 and fast/wide scsi are accurate for the 1x0e vs. 1x0 though.
Robert Novak, Indyramp Consulting * rnovak at indyramp.com * indyramp.com/~rnovak
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