[rescue] Sun Fire V210 drive bracket

Barry Callahan barryc at rjlsystems.com
Wed Jun 30 13:23:10 CDT 2010

As Joshua mentions below, that's a Sun standard  "spud bracket" which 
has been used on pretty much every system and storage enclosure made by 
Sun since the Ultra 1. Basically, if it's genuine Sun kit, manufactured 
since 1995, it's a damn good bet that any 3.5" wide hard drive is going 
to be mounted in a spud.

Searching ebay for "spud bracket" yields a number of listings that are a 
better deal than $20/ea, shipped.


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On 06/29/2010 04:42 PM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> On 06/29/2010 04:06 PM, John Floren wrote:
>> The system I bought does not have drive brackets/sleds/trays whatever
>> you want to call them. I'm hoping a Sun-master could tell me: are all
>> Sun trays created equal? Will I be able to make do with any given Sun
>> tray, or just with a Sun Fire tray, or are there some compatible trays
>> from other manufacturers? I found one V210 bracket on ebay
>> (http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-V210-V240-V440-Hard-Drive-Bracket-Spud-Caddy-/160449071945) 
>> but I'm loath to pay $20 for a bracket when I've only spent $50 on the
>> machine... I'm hoping to find out what my options are, then try to
>> locate something suitable, hopefully for cheaper/free.
> You got a killer deal on that V210, and I wouldn't complain about 
> paying $20 more.
> The linked to bracket is what you need.  Those brackets have been used 
> on a lot of machines from Ultra 1 through Ultra 80, as well as Sun 711 
> arrays, and various enterprise machines like E250/E220r/E420r, and of 
> course the V210 and V240s.
> One thing to watch for is the screws.  A lot of screws that fit in the 
> screw hole have a head thick enough to impede inserting a disk into 
> the machine.  I was just banging my head on finding screws with thin 
> enough heads to fit Sunday night.
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