[rescue] Sun machines supporting half-height hard drives

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue May 3 18:11:40 CDT 2005

On May 3, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Tue, 3 May 2005, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>> As Johnathan said a U1 among others will fit at least one of the 1.6"
>>> drives.
>> Yes, U1s will fit a 1.6" drive.  It is just that some U1s won't
>> function with such a drive even though it fits.  Only 1" drives were
>> supported I suspect there is a reason for that.
> If the disk will fit, and its connector will properly mate-up with the
> SCA port, there is no reason why it will not work unless that port in
> the disk cage is broken.  The machine has no clue what the physical
> dimensions of the storage device are.

Agreed.  Were a person good at de-soldering they could remove the top 
connector and run a 2" drive in that bay if one such did exist.

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