[rescue] Sun machines supporting half-height hard drives

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue May 3 17:06:31 CDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:57:43PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Tue, 3 May 2005, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >>U1 (one half-height drive, one low-profile in most cases, two low-
> >>profiles in some), U10, U30, U60, E250, E450 (if you're willing to
> >>sacrifice every other slot), and E3000.
> >
> >Every U1 I've seen looked like it would work with one HH + one LP drive,
> >but one of the ones I had wouldn't.  You could stick a HH drive into it
> >but it just wouldn't work.
> And I've run every U1 I owned in that configuration, five of them or so.
> A HH drive fit fine in the lower bay, and a LP in the upper bay.  I
> realize that's not Sun-recommended or supported, but it worked for me,

I believe it was Pete who clued me in to the possibility that it was
using a HH disk that was the issue.

I just don't want someone with $20 a month for kit to buy a U1 and be
disappointed.  I'd try it again in a heartbeat if another U1 wondered my

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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