[rescue] Firewire vs SPARC from my email archives::::::::::::::::::::WAS:::Re: Looking for parts
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Fri Jun 16 01:35:47 CDT 2017
These are (2) email notes from my personal email archives. Hope they help or
provide some insight.
This particular note is from the Sun Managers list from 3 October 2003, but the
vast bulk of Firewire on SPARC was similar. I (personally) purchased a couple
of 3rd party firewire cards as it is/was a great technology, at least leaps and
bounds over USB, but had no personal luck on SPARC. Also see 2nd note at bottom.
Apparently the only devices working with Firewire (IEEE 1394) are cameras.
And no info on SunRay writable media devices, so I guess the answer is
|| I have a Sun Firewire camera attached to my SB 100 - it works
|| well with Sun Forum 3.2.
|| The only devices I have seen able to use 1394 on a blade is a web cam. I
|| only saw one listed on Sun's web site. We have tried CD-ROMs and a few
|| other devices, but no luck.
|| The only thing I have working is the camera that came with the Sun Blade
|| 100. Otherwise I think the firewire support is a bit of a red herring,
|| rather like the pointless smart card!
>From the keyboard of Debbie:
> Hey sunmanagers!
> Does anyone have any Firewire (IEEE 1394) devices working with a
> Sun Blade 100 system? I checked the iForce Directory but didn't
> see anything, but that doesn't mean that someone hasn't figured
> out a way to make things work anyway. :-)
> Also, does anyone have any writable media devices (CDRW, JAZ, etc)
> working on a SunRay (the thin client)?
> Thanks for any information,
This note in particular was the only successful mention of Firewire on SPARC for
something that wasn't a webcam.
from the OpenSolaris ZFS discuss list 27 January 2009
Frank Cusack wrote:
> just installed s10_u6 with a root pool. i'm blown away. so now i want
> to attach my external storage via firewire.
I was able to use this cheap thing with good initial results:
However, I ran into a frequent hang and declined to put it in
the HWCL. The hang appears to be a bug in the scsa1394 kernel
module, and are not yet fixed. I've moved the disks our of
their Firewire case and inside a machine with SATA-to-IDE
On 06/16/17 12:16 AM, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
> I received my Sun Blade 2500 today. Its a very nice machine that I'd like
> to fill up a bit more. I believe all the things I need would be available
> from E-Prey and I'll buy there if I need to. But just in case someone here
> might have some of these things surplus to their needs and even cheaper,
> well as the saying goes, you can't even be told No if you don't ask.
> 1.6ghz ultrasparc IIIi CPU chip
> CPU fan and heat sink
> 2 8gb ram kits
> Hards drive sled
> SunPCI III or III Pro
> Also. I am amused to discover there are FireWire ports on this machine. Are
> there good/cheap FireWire enclosures for SATA drives? That would be a
> better idea than a SAS card that only might work.
> Thanks. So nice to be puttering with a better level of computer again.
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