[rescue] replacing Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?

Steve Pacenka s.pacenka at verizon.net
Thu Aug 25 23:37:36 CDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 21:17 -0400, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee>
> " 
> " 
> " I am using a 120G IDE drive as the boot disk in my U5. The onboard 
> " CMD646 IDE driver does not support LBA4 addressing and so the 
> " addressable size of HDD is limited to 128 GiB/137 decimal GB.
> further thought: if you don't need the cdrom or if you can move it to
> usb [does the u5/u10 have usb? are drives supported over it?], you can
> at least theoretically connect -4- disks to the eide chip, giving you
> ~500G even with puny 120G drives.

The u5/u10 do not have USB onboard.  A PCI USB host adapter can be added
if one's OS supports it.  (Linux does.)

Sparc Linux's usb-storage kernel driver works with external hard drives,
pretty well in my experience with a u60+USB card.

-- SP

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