[rescue] replacing Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?

K. sunfriek at ussonet.net
Thu Aug 25 12:11:26 CDT 2005

the largest disc the U5/U10 onboard controller will use is 137GB... i 
currently have a 160gb drive in my U5 and only 137GB of it is usable.. which 
is fine for the prices i paid for these drives..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <jjhartley at att.net>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:31 AM
Subject: [rescue] replacing Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?

>I previous posted asking about booting from devices attached to Promise IDE 
>cards.  I sincerely appreciate the responses received.
> 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.
> Jim
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