[rescue] hard drives for sparc10?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at tandem.artell.net
Mon Jan 17 16:41:29 CST 2005
Arthur Wouk asks ...
> 1) are there other somewhat younger 50pin drives like the one i used
> which are reformattable to sun requirements?
All the SCSI drives I've ever bought, save one box of Fujitsu drives, were
512-byte sectors and worked out-of-the-box on either SGI or Sun.
The Fujitsus were some odd format, but I was able to hook them to a PC and
reformat them. I tried sformat, but couldn't make it do the job.
> 3) is there a functioning 50pin to 68pin converter which
> would allow me to use sca scsi drives at least in external
> boxes? any experience with these? i know there is no room
> internal to the sparc10s.
I dunno about SS10 internal drives, but I'm using cheap Chinese converters
to run SCA drives in both Suns and SGIs, and they work fine. The converters
I have are the same profile as the drives themselves, so they take up hardly
any room. IIRC, I couldn't make one fit in an LX without some metal
surgery, but there was room enough everywhere else. I suppose it depends on
how thight the SS10 is.
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