Ultra 10 disks (Was Re:[SunRescue] SparcstationIPC)
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Thu Feb 1 17:43:26 CST 2001
While we're on the subject of disks I'd like to find a good
source for scsi drives for an Ultra 10. I've managed to
pick up a beater U10 that wouldn't power up and looks like
it fell off a loading dock. (Hmmmm...UPS?)
Anyway I've finally got it to the ok prompt but it didn't
come with disks. Unfortunately it's also missing BOTH
mounting brackets. So.... I'm looking for a pair of external
boxes (mirrored OS) or the brackets. I figure I have a
snowball's chance in hell of someone having spare brackets.
I could probably rig something up to mount the disks but
I hate to kludge it.
The SunSwift board that is installed doesn't have internal
connectors anyway so external would be cleaner. Also concerned
about heat load with big drives internally.
I need 18gb or higher and would like a good warranty policy.
Gold Source seems to have decent prices and 5yr warranty but
I didn't see any external boxes.
Any other vendors you guys like?
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Energy Sciences Network
Steve Pacenka wrote:
> > Get a newer IBM narrow 7200rpm hard disk and you're fine. Their 10krpm
> > drives run remarkably cool, their 7200s are just about room temp. Very
> > reliable too.
> > Nick
> I use IBM ultrastar and deskstar drives by preference too.
> > > lacking any OS, so the IBM will donate its 500M + 1G drives to a pair of IPCs.
> > > (Is this a cross species organ transplant? :^) )
> > >
> > > Wouldn't heat be a major limiting factor in the itty-bitty IPC box?
> > >
> > > REF: http://www.obsolyte.com/sun_ipx/ulti_fan_hack/
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