[rescue] fastest Ultra 5 marketed by Sun?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 22 10:11:37 CDT 2007

>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>Date: 2007/07/21 Sat PM 11:50:26 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] fastest Ultra 5 marketed by Sun?

>On Sat, 21 Jul 2007, James Hartley wrote:
>> Can someone comment on how size disk can the U5's IDE controller
>> address?  I'm adding a 160GB disk & can't find through Google whether
>> the controller can address more than 128GB.  After all, the U5 was
>> released in the late '90's...
>I think it depends on the motherboard revision.  I've had an Ultra 5
>that could not see past 120GB and an Ultra 10 that had a 160GB disk in
>it with no problems whatsoever (and the disk was near 100% full most of
>the time).
>Cross-reference the 501 number on your U5's motherboard against the Sun
>System Handbook.  If you have the last revision, you'll probably be

I was not aware of that - if there is a difference in the hardware, is it (crosses fingers) any faster?

Sorry, had to ask...


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