[rescue] Update on the Netra X1
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Tue May 20 23:23:16 CDT 2014
I have a Netra X1 in front of me now. 500 MHz CPU + 2Gb ram. I believe that 2
Gb was the max.
Purchased it off of ebay a long time ago, slapped (2) new IDE drives in it than
ran it as a personal server in a COLO for 5 years. Believe it or not, the
drives are still good.
I just opened the top, I was thinking that there was an expansion slot someone
could stick a SCSI host adapter in. I was wrong. No expansion bus available to
plug a card into.
As far as local disk expansion, I really don't see any other easy options other
than the (2) provided IDE adapters. As someone else had mentioned, there are
(2) USB 1.1 adapters running at 12 Mb. I don't want to run a drive over USB 2.0
and I sure don't want to run it over USB 1.1.
If you need to access more that 120 Gb locally, an NFS mount would probably be
the way to go.
I would probably still run Solaris 10, but with a UFS file system due to memory
constraints. Still, its hard to give up ZFS with all the things it brings to
As far as the back to back thing a previous poster had mentioned. Physically, I
think you are correct, it would fit. Exhaust fan wise though, there is a heat
exhaust fan on either end in the back, and (2) Netra X1's back to back couldn't
be a good thing, if you are concerned for you electronics.
On 05/20/14 10:40 PM, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Majdi S. Abbas <msa at latt.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 06:07:50PM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> I'm going to swap out the 20 Gig IDE drive for an 80 Gig IDE drive,
>>> then maybe a second 80 Gig HD just to fill up the otherwise empty
>>> drive tray (maybe not).
>> You can go up to 120 before the LBA wrap becomes an issue.
> Does that mean my plans of dropping a SATA disk using a SATA2IDE
> adaptor are shot?
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