[rescue] SCSI2SD formatting

CLIFFORD HAIGHT klemish at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 24 19:14:17 CST 2016

Amazon is kind of hit and miss too, I had worse experience with with several
seller than eBay.   I search for drive you recommend on Amazon

This looks like a good deal but there is only one and when I search for
information all the result were for SCA80 drives.
> Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:07:01 -0500
> From: adh at an.bradford.ma.us
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] SCSI2SD formatting
> " From: CLIFFORD HAIGHT <klemish at hotmail.com>
> "
> " []
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> " After that I got a Conner CFP1080SN which was picked right away as a
> " This drive is working just fine but on it own is still a little small for
> " a full system with SunOS 4.
> when i got my ss2+ [w/weitek powerup] back in the mid-'90s, i equipped
> it with a brace of seagate hawk st15230n 4G drives, and i ran it with
> them for 10 years, until upgrading to an ultra-1.
> one reason i chose them - as close as i could figure, their power
> budget [and thus heat dissipation] very closely matched the st1480n's,
> which was a sun mainstay back in the early '90s, so i figured they
> wouldn't overheat.  they didn't, until the ps fan failed...
> they seemed enormous, with room for everything and a 2G home
> partition.  the entire hd on my unix-pc was only 40M.
> i just looked - amazon has them for ~$30 and up.
> i don't recall if i did it before or after upgrading to solaris 2, but
> seagate's recommended geometry bothered me as it left a few
> unformatted sectors on the table, so i worked up an alternate track
> and cylinder geometry that exactly matched the drive total sectors.  i
> don't think i gained more than 1% but it made me feel better.
> if you can get your hands on disksuite 1 for sunos 4.1.x you can use
> partitions larger than 2G.  i can personally state it works on 4.1.4
> but i had to hack the installer as it hadn't been updated since 4.1.3.
> boot limitations of course remain with the obp.
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