[rescue] Fwd: Sun Ultra 40 M2 EATX-SSI Power Supply?
ben at kadimac.com
Mon Dec 12 13:11:37 CST 2011
Begin forwarded message:
> Assuming that the U40 M2 is not much different than the silver U20
> models, you can swap in a normal motherboard, as a couple of my
> coworkers have done to stealth upgrade their work boxes. AFAIK, it
> takes a normal PSU as well, though you will need to double-check
> dimensions. The only issue is the power switch cluster. Apparently
> that takes some re-wiring. The *purple* workstations will not work,
> though, unless you do major surgery to the case, as the standoffs are
> not a standard ATX pattern. The right side of the purple case does
> not come off, so that complicates trying to modify it.
> Also, due to the floods in Thailand, 3TB disks have jumped for $109 in
> late Oct to $179 or higher as of this week. Most vendors (Newegg,
> Amazon, etc.) have a limit on disk purchases as well. Now is not a
> good time to be speccing out a multi-disk array for home.
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
The U20 is a different chassis than the U40 with the U20 being more "standard
PC" in design. Still a nice little box, but different enough than the U40 to
be in a different class.
BTW: I have a U40 (not M2) that I am looking to sell if anyone knows someone
who wants one.
Ben Greisler | Owner / Technical Lead | Kadimac Corp
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