[rescue] Re: Lily at Comdisco has more Ultra 30s (Fourty at last count!)
Michael S. Schiller
rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Aug 17 08:00:57 CDT 2001
While on the topic of sbus/pci, does Sun or anyone else make a pci card that
would allow you to use an xbox on a pci based Sun?
Ken Hansen wrote:
> Do you have to remove *anything* to add RAM to your U30? I don't...
> The difference between the U30 and U60 is not only SMP, but dual SCSI chains
> (ext. seperate from int.).
> With a little bit of work, you should be able to put 2x SCSI drives in the
> two open bays under the CD-ROM. Also, the U30/U60 will take 1.6" SCA drives
> easily, so all those great SCA drive-deals that *won't* fit in the SS/5,
> SS/20, or most Ultra 1/2/5/10 will fit in the U30/60 boxes.
> Why would you want SBUS expansion? I was under the impression that the PCI
> bus was (in most respects) superior, although the cost of add-in cards is
> typically more than SBUS...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Dombrowski" <legodude at hammycorp.com>
> To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 6:53 PM
> Subject: [rescue] Re: Lily at Comdisco has more Ultra 30s (Fourty at last
> > Now that I'm non-sickish I had time to fool around with my U30 some
> > more. Took some air duster and electronics cleaner to it, redid all
> > cables and it fired right up. Looks like I got shafted tho in my pick
> > of unit, my deal is far worse than that one IMHO. U30 is a nice
> > machine, decent case design though removing the PS to add ram is a
> > hassle. And the lack of SBUS slots :P. But I really wish they'd added a
> > third SCA connector in there, two is just not enough methinks. Anyway,
> > is it possible for Solaris 8 to stripe across two disks?
> I belive your rationalization when you reported your purchase here was that
> your system included a framebuffer and the above system does not. Also I
> think you had a bit less RAM, but hey, vist www.eBay.com and get as many $10
> 32 Meg DIMMs as you can fit and *enjoy*...
> > >She may have one Ultra 60 still available (Myself and a friend each
> > got one) for $800 - configured as follows: one 300 MHz 2 MB >CPU,
> > Creator 3D Series 3 (X3663A), 12x CD-ROM, 4x 128 Meg DIMMs (512 Meg
> > total), floppy, and 4 Gig HD. Again, that is $800 ;^)
> > That's a very good deal also, very small premium over above U30. Lets
> > see, assume FB is $75 and 256mb ram is $100 then 2nd processor support
> > is only $275.
> Remember, that is *dense* RAM in the U60, I will still have 12 open memory
> slots (thre banks of four) - for $125 I can add 12 32 Meg DIMMs, taking my
> total to 896 Meg...
> > On a somewhat related note I'm needing a 13W3->VGA adapter. I foolishly
> > assumed all PCI Suns had HD15 and for now my U30 is sitting in the
> > basement hooked up to the horrible 1642(?).
> I keep one of each adapter in my parts bin - 13W3 -> VGA and VGA -> 13W3 (to
> use PeeCee monitor on Sun and vice versa)- everyone should...
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