[rescue] has anyone used >72GB drives in a 280R?

Doug Simmons dsimmons at lib.siu.edu
Tue Oct 30 13:16:35 CDT 2007

Thanks to all for the benefit of their experience. If anyone has the
time to glance at the specs I'm working with to try an 300gb drive in a
280r, I'd be grateful for the extra pair of eyes looking for details I
may have missed. I propose buying this drive:


Doug Simmons

-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Lionel Peterson
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 11:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [rescue] has anyone used >72GB drives in a 280R?

>From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>
>Date: 2007/10/29 Mon AM 10:37:30 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] has anyone used >72GB drives in a 280R?

>On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 10:40:32AM -0500, Doug Simmons wrote:
>> Sun says that anything over 72gb in a 280r is an unsupported
>> configuration. But, is it a POSSIBLE unsupported configuration?
>> I'm hoping someone will chime in and say, oh yeah, we've run 300gb
>> drives in 280r's for a couple of years now...
>I can't say what you want, but I can say that I've been running 180 gig
>drives in a E250 (which I believe is even older) for a few years now.

E250 is SCSI, 280r is FC-AL, also the 280r is limited to 1" tall drives,
the E250 was designed to accomodate 1.6" drives.

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