[SunRescue] ultra 5-10 scsi cards+subsystems

Brian McCloskey checkinmystyle at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 20 11:54:03 CDT 2000

from everything i have seen and heard, get the symbios scsi cards that are 
supported under solaris, avoid the adaptec cards like a particularly 
gruesome plague. you should be able to find a reasonably priced sun bootable 
cdrom drive if you wanted to replace the ide one. i recently made some iso 
images of cds on two machines here. both were completely idle, one was an 
ide based ultra 5, the other was a scsi based ultra 60. the same operation 
(which was to dd the raw cdrom device to a file on the hard disk) for the 
same cd took an hour and a half on the ultra 5, and only 12 minutes on the 
ultra 60. go figure.

it shouldn't be hard to find cheap memory for the ultra 5's but i don't know 
the best place offhand. i'm sure you can get it from www.memoryx.com for 
something reasonable.


>From: "Stout, Logan" <ldstout at broadband.att.com>
>Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>To: "'Rescue at sunhelp.org'" <Rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [SunRescue] ultra 5-10 scsi cards+subsystems
>Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 10:29:36 -0400
>Esteemed Sun rescuers,
>I have been given one of the newer (read crappy ide based) ultra 5's for my
>non-prod backup machine, it is of course of the PCI based variety, what I 
>looking for, is sopme hardware recomendatiosn for both high end
>differential scsi cards for these units, vendors who sell ram for a good
>price, and the largest /fastes internal hdd's that can be used with 
>scsi card anyone has to recomend. (This machine will not longer user any
>idea except teh cdrom, which regretably the powers that be will not 
>replacing. To to sum it up, I have this ultra 5 that I need to maximize its
>I/O potential, and need some advice, preferable from those who have used
>them in these machines.
>Logan Stout
>Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

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