[rescue] replacing Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?
Michael.Horton at acntv.com
Thu Aug 25 11:52:11 CDT 2005
i use seagate and western digital hard drives with these controllers.
the parameters are generally read properly by solaris.
using the same seagate model hard drive (or, at least, the same family)
seems to work well.
sun now uses a seagate 80gb ide in the w1100z/w2100z workstations.
Gary Goddard wrote:
> 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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