[rescue] replacing Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?

Gary Goddard gaz.god at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 11:40:42 CDT 2005

Same here max is around 128 gig.
I have read that you can use that amount of a bigger disk, but have not 
tried. Who can afford to waste disk space?

Also using a smaller disk can be a pain to setup. I put a samsung 7200 8 
meg cache 80 gig in my U10. But could not find the head etc parameters 
anywhere, so i ended up chucking it in a pc just so bios would report 
these. Works fine now, V nice disk


Joshua Boyd wrote:

>On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 04:31:19PM +0000, jjhartley at att.net wrote:
>>However, I have another question about replacing the current drives
>>found in Ultra 5's/10's.  The IDE standard & drives available today
>>has morphed beyond what the IDE controller on these boxes can handle,
>>but what if I did exactly this?  Could the existing controller take
>>advantage of a portion of these newer larger disks?  Can anyone tell
>>me the size of the largest drive that the 5/10 can handle?   
>>I'm not clear as to what is involved with Sun's fingerprinting
>>process, hence, I'm asking some of these questions.  I appreciate any
>>candor passed on. 
>I believe the upper limit is somewhere near 120 gigs, but I personally
>haven't tried more than 80.

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