[rescue] Update on the Netra X1

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
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 
the table.

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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