[rescue] Sun Sparcstation 20 hard disks

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Aug 24 16:59:47 CDT 2011

On 8/24/2011 4:20 PM, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Oliver Cromwell
> <vintagehacker at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> My big concern is the current state of the hard drives, and they range in
>> size and age it appears.  I would like to fully replace all disks on these
>> systems with new disks but need some guidance.  It looks like they are
> SCA-2
>> disks with a single-connector interface and a SS can use disks up to 2GB in
>> size.  Is there a source for these disks new?
> Any SCA disk should be usable, no matter the size.  I'm not sure,
> offhand, what the maximum disk size that SunOS 4.1.x can address,

Any SCA disk should work, briefly, but heat is a big problem in SS20 
machines, and choosing more modern disks can help control heat.

Larger disks need to be carved into partitions, but should work.  I 
would likely shoot for a 36 gig disk.

More information about the rescue mailing list