[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Oct 2 07:28:37 CDT 2007

>From: Andrew Gaylard <ag at computer.org>
>Date: 2007/10/02 Tue AM 05:06:11 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

>On 10/2/07, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za> wrote:
>> Was it a SCSI or IDE disk? I'd be surprised if you had problems with an
>> IDE disk, but SCSI is another story. I've had various non-Sun-firmware
>> disks (in particular, certain IBM firmware Seagates) that wouldn't even be
>> identified by the PROM without giving errors. I've heard that if one finds
>> the correct Sun firmware (eg in a Solaris patch), the drives can be
>> updated
>> and will then work. Haven't tried it myself though.
>Eh?  That's important to know.  I've  recently bought a SCSI Hitachi disk
>for my U-60, and installed onto it with no problems.  But it sounds like it
>could have turned out otherwise...
>Is there a list of known-bad drives / manufacturers?
>Failing that, is there a list of known-good drives / manufacturers?
>Or is the only safe course to pay Sun an arm and a leg for disks?

My rule of thumb is to only buy drives that were not pulled from non-Sun platforms, as I've never had a problem with standard drives from major mfg.


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