[rescue] SCA drives
dand at pcisys.net
Tue Apr 6 10:53:04 CDT 2004
On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> The problem is that if you have an SCA backplane designed for 1" drives,
> and you try to put 1.6" drives in it, the drive casing hits the SCA
> connector for the next slot "up" before the drive's own SCA connector
It didn't look like it would hit, but I'll watch more closely next time.
The 4GB Seagate housing up top didn't stick out as far as the SCA
connector at the bottom.
> Do they HAVE to be HP-labelled drives? Would, for instance, Sun 4G SCA
> drives (usually made by Fujitsu) work?
I assume any SCA drive (that will fit) will work. It's just that
the drives we're selling off at work (that I can't have anyway)
already have the appropriate carriers. I have a 1" SCA drive in
my SS4, so I suppose I can yank that one for testing. The SS4 would
rather have 4GB than 1GB anyway.
> Can't help you there, but are you interested in a Netservr Storage
> System/6 to go with it? It adds six more hotswap bays and two fixed
> bays, and has dual redundant power supplies. (Unfortunately, finding
> disk trays to fit it then becomes your problem.)
Thanks, but I already have a matching HP external disk chassis. I don't
recall the model, but it adds 2 banks of 6 hotswap trays and has the redundant
hotswap power supplies. I may use it if I need more space than the 6
hot swap bays already in the server. (Which is likely if I ever
get 1.6" drives to fit. I want more than 3 drives.)
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