[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed May 14 21:32:54 CDT 2003

>Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 20:20:21 -0400
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at 
>From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
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>On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 07:35 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> How about ESDI... I heard they had gig drives... but I don't think
>> I've ever run across anthing larger than a 600....
>   ESDI drives got *big* and were manufactured up until just a few years 
>ago.  8GB I believe was the largest.  I have several 2GB ESDI drives 
>but have never owned any larger than that.  Those later ESDI drives are 
>fast, too.

Wow... I didn't think they got much beyond the 1G barrier....

Between SCSI and then IDE, I didn't think there was much of need
of developing ESDI that far (8G !).

>> I used to have four 320 meg ESDI's running off of a Emulex MD25 bridge
>> controller running as 4 LUNs on one SCSI target.... still have em !
>> (don't use em though :-) ... I think I still have data I don't think
>> I backed up though.... one of these days.....)
>   Do you mean the MD21?  Sun sold those with ESDI drives (141MB 
>usually) in lower-end Sun3 systems.

No, got a few of those... the MD21 could control 2 ESDI drives...
the MD25 (much harder to find) could control 4 drives.

>        -Dave
>Dave McGuire                "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
>St. Petersburg, FL                            -Goro
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-- Curt

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