[rescue] Converting Ultra 10 from IDE to SCSI HD

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Feb 22 13:12:03 CST 2007

Thus spake Mark:
> On 22 Feb 2007, at 18:57, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> I just wanted to share with folks that might be interested that I
>> found a great step-by-step instruction page on converting an Ultra
>> 5/10 from IDE to SCSI - it covers both CD-ROM and HD replacement,
>> and it enabled me to convert an Ultra 10 to SCSI HD (retaining IDE
>> CD-ROM drive) in about 15 minutes.
>> Here's the link:
>> http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~gerdts/ultra10-scsi.html
> Yeh, I ran my Ultra 10/440 off a pair of 18GB Seagate Cheetahs and a
> Symbios card. It really makes a big difference over the paltry IDE on
> the board. I never bothered with the CD-ROM as I wanted a DVD drive
> and IDE ones are way cheaper and more readily available.

I'm just curious - is there an IDE card that works well in the U10s?

Or would it be better to go SCSI and use something like the ACARD adapters
if you want 250G+ drives?

Mike Hebel
"There is no normal life.  Only life."

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