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