[rescue] Ultra 60 Questions

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Sep 2 12:08:34 CDT 2003

>From: Kurt Huhn <kurt at k-huhn.com>
>On Tue,  2 Sep 2003 11:05:59 -0400
>"robert_brooke gravitt" <brooke at gravitt.org> wrote:
>> Quick Questions:
>> 1) is ram for the Ultra 2 & Ultra 60 interchangable
>In my experience, yes.
>> 2) Opinions on the tatung clones? Specifically, the Ultra 60 clone?
>I like mine. :)
>It lacks 2 main things:
>   - SCA driveplane

I don't know what the case is like on one of these clones, however if
there are two free 5.25" external bays that will take a full height
device, I have SCA drive enclosures that go in two such bays and provide
space for 3 one inch height SCA devices.

They are Icy Dock units.  Pretty nice IMHO.

I also have units that take 5 drives and it mounts in the space of 3
5.25" external accessible bays.

So, if this clone has more 5.25" external bays than a genuine Sun U60
this may be an option to go SCA with one of these.

-- Curt

>   - second UPA slot
>Other than that, it's a reasonable facsimile of a Sun U60.  The benefit
>is taht you don't have to find SCA drives, just 68-pin drives.  And, the
>price is typically less expensive.  I got mine (base only) for about$65
>or so(can't recall exactly) shipped.
>The most expensive piece was adding a 360Mhz/4MB cache CPU to it - it
>cost more than the base system.  If you can deal with 200Mhz CPUs, you
>can get a couple very inexpensively.
>I feel that they compare very favorably to a Sun U60 otherwise.  Mine
>certainly beats the pants off of the Sunblade 100 it's replacing.
>Kurt                 "I am not aware that any community has a right to 
>kurt at k-huhn.com       force another to be civilized." 
>                                                   --John Stuart Mill 
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Curtis Wilbar
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