[rescue] Converting Ultra 10 from IDE to SCSI HD

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Feb 23 11:28:32 CST 2007

On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 01:34:42PM -0600, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> Interesting thread I just bumped into on this very topic:
> http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=20121

That was interesting.
> Talking about Solaris on an Ultra 10, and working around the
> craptacular IDE controller with something less pathetic... 
> BTW, in my earlier post, I completely left out USB and Firewire
> options (with a suitable card, Solaris OS can work with it, and while
> you can't boot, you can access larger HDs - reading the OpenSOlaris
> thread linked to above reminded me of that)... 

And of course you could combine things, so you could take a U5/10 and
stick in it a GigE card, a FW/USB2 card, and a SCSI card.  Boot from
SCSI, then serve files from a ZFS pool spanning both FW/USB2 for best
speed.  Of course, all of that would be faster with a machine offering
faster busses, like a U30 or better.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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