[rescue] adding a disk to my u2

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jul 4 18:14:43 CDT 2006

Mon, 03 Jul 2006 @ 21:10 -0500, Lionel Peterson said:

> >That will not fit in a U2.  That is also a pretty old drive, and I'd
> >hesitate to trust it.
> Well, you snipped off my reference to "removing the optical drive..."
> (I was implying it would fit where the 5 1/4" drive is/was.)

I snipped it because I thought it was worded as if it were a separate

Also, maybe I just can't see it without doing it, but I don't think it
would work on my system.  On my U2, the pair of SCSI bays is wider than
the optical bay, so I just don't see how a tall drive would fit in
either bay.

> As for the vintage of the drive, well there's recent vintage and
> there's cheap - pick one. That's been my exp. anyway...

I just decided to get a new Fujitsu.  Nice drives, super quiet, and I'll
probably be able to run it for about 5 years if they last as well as my

I've gotten too many used drives that died on me early.  At five years
old, a SCSI drive is nearing the end of its error free life.  If they
were used in a hot enclosure, they might start going bad earlier.

So, it makes me a bit paranoid.

I just can't have what I want: SATA capacities and prices with SCSI

Honestly, 7200rpm would be fine with me most of the time, since Sun
equipment doesn't have fast SCSI I/O anyway, but the industry has chosen
to not provide that level SCSI drive any more.


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