[SPARCbook] Some SB-1 info...
sparcbook at sunhelp.org
Wed Dec 5 03:19:47 CST 2001
Thanks for the info on the drives. Another list member whom is local to me has
an SB-2 that appears to be dead but has 2 hard disks so I am going to try to
transplant the disks and see where that gets us :)
On Tue, 04 Dec 2001, you wrote:
> Concerning the following mails...
> > From: Mike Nicewonger <twmaster at twmaster.com>
> > Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:18:07 -0500
> > Subject: [SPARCbook] What is the model number of the sparcbook 1 hard
> > I recently got a sparcbook 1 and need to know wether this takes IDE or
> > 2.5" format hard disks. Does anybody have the model number of any of the
> > drive?
> The SB-1 came with one or two Quantum Go-Drives, 120 MByte. They're IDE.
> For what it's worth, I've heard reports of replacing them with a
> drive and have it work, but I haven't been successful so far. I've tried
> with a number of drives but the SB-1 hangs as soon as it tries to detect
> the HD. I'm not sure what it doesn't like about the disks. I can't get to
> the partition menu in the monitor.
> > From: Ian Spray <iws at tadpole.co.uk>
> > Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:14:05 +0000
> > Subject: Re: [SPARCbook] What is the model number of the sparcbook 1 hard
> > The SB1's are indeed IDE. 40MB I think, and possibly from the days when
> > PC BIOS's wanted to know the drive number, and type 47 (I think) units
> > were a long way off...
> No, 120 MB. Or 2x120 MB if you sacrifized the floppy.
> > > Is there a pointer to a parts and other specifications page for this
> > > nice machine??
> > I have some specs up, but they are fairly poor for these older units:
> > http://www.tadpole.co.uk/~iws/
> SunOS on the SB-1 also supports a parallel to SCSI adapter from Trantor,
> so it was possible to hang a Tape drive or CD-ROM on it, if you could
> stand the performance!
> Btw, Ian, if you would happen to stumble upon any SB-1 stuff I would be
> greatly interested, like the source code for the boot prom, etc...
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