[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts
mc68010 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 18:47:56 CDT 2014
I was only mentioning the SCSI card is still worth saving even if the
rest of the Ultra 5/10 might not be. The cards work fine in PC's which
is where I use mine. They are ok pci SCSI cards with a 50 pin header
internally and mini 68 externally. A slightly less common connector
config but, useful for quickly low level formatting a 50 pin SCSI drive
on a PC.
Ultra 5/10 aren't that terrible but, maybe not worth the price of
shipping. They'll still run Solaris 10 with enough ram. My last one was
a Solaris 10 network install server and it worked great for that.
On 3/10/2014 4:25 PM, Nick B wrote:
> Ok, so it seems I'm missing something, other than burning and holding down
> things is there some reason an Ultra5/10 is worth the space it takes? My
> experience with them puts them as the worst machine Sun ever made, with not
> a single redeeming feature.
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 6:58 PM, mc68010 <mc68010 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think they all came with a LSI SYMBIOS SYM8751SPE pci scsi cards when
>> they used scsi. They also work perfectly in PC and have a great bios for
>> low level formatting and verifying scsi drives without having to boot into
>> an OS. I don't have the Ultra 5 anymore but, the scsi card is sitting
>> right next to me on the desk. I still use it all the time.
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