[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Mon Mar 10 20:50:41 CDT 2014

On 03/10/2014 07:25 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.

The U5/U10 shipped with a known-buggy, known-bad IDE chip.  It imposes a 
lot of CPU and interrupt load on the system. (x86 PCs running linux were 
just as terrible with those CMD chips.)

If you unplug IDE devices and install a SCSI card, a U5/10 isn't all 
that different from a U30.

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