[rescue] U10 IDE?

Matthew Braun rescue at leydenjar.com
Wed Jun 2 10:17:43 CDT 2004

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> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 11:51:43 +0000
> From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] U10 IDE?
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> IMHO, a modern version of Solaris and a modern IDE drive (like, 
> something with a large cache, as much as 8 megs) should yield 
> perfectly usable results for minimal investment. Good IDE drives can 
> be had for as little as $.50/Gig if you are willing to wait for a 
> decent sale at a PC retailer (CompUSA, Best Buy, etc.) *after rebate* 
> (some folks have reasons not to nuy items based on rebates)...
> I think performance used to be horrid for IDE systems, but I think 
> later revs of Solaris address that and get best performance possible 
> from the IDE drives, given the HW on the MB.
> Before spending serious $$ on a SCSI controller & disks, think about 
> selling the U10 base and getting something like a U2, U30 or U60 - all 
> of which should be available in some form for under $200 (the U60 
> would of course be a single proc. machine at that price)... E250s are 
> nice and affordable too...

Ok, if I can get decent performance with an IDE drive (I don't need 
screaming disk speeds, just useable) then I'll probably go for that. 
Since /me = poor-masters-student-living-with-folks, up and buying 
hardware is a painful proposition, so going for a U30 or U60 when I've 
already got a U10 sitting at home isn't appropriate. I'll throw Sol9 on 
there and be content. I was thinking about being perverse and trying to 
run Solarisx86  on the Penguin... (actually, no, just WinXP so I can 
fool around with DBDesigner and PowerDesigner).

Which brings me to the next topic: RAM! There's been talk about 3rd 
party RAM being ok, and as I'm a cheap/poor bastard, I don't mind. 
While I could blindly stalk the wild plains of ebay, are there any 
resellers that anyone recommends?

Today, today, each day I have waited for you.
And now do they not say you are strewn with the shells of Ishi river?

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