[rescue] SS 10 question and Ultra 10 question

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Jul 30 09:41:40 CDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:44:55AM -0400, nate at portents.com wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 07:43:35AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >
> >> The limitation is on the on-board controller, once you use another
> >> controller you avoid that limitation. You could go SCSI with a 300 Gig
> >> drive, but the cost would be prohibitive, IMHO. You can't boot off a
> >> SATA
> >> controller, the OPENBOOT can't boot from it.
> >
> > If he plans to stick with Solaris, I don't believe there is any SATA
> > card he can use in the computer that will work.
> While it's not cheap at $80, Acard makes a SCSI to SATA adapter, the 
> AEC-7730.  I've been eyeing it for a couple of years (mostly because I
> think it would be fun to outfit classic machines with SATA... imagine a
> Mac SE/30 with a hard drive over 100GB!)  I haven't been able to justify
> the cost... but it is an option.

I bought a SCSI<->IDE adapter from them years ago.  That is certainly an
option for SATA.

Still doesn't change my complaint about Solaris/SPARC and SATA though.

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