[SunHELP] RSM 214 sparc storage array on sparcstation 4/5

Brigance, Leslie V, WCS lbrigance at att.com
Mon Apr 17 16:02:54 CDT 2006

MUCH thanx - I shall get one.
I have 4 (just counted them) of the RSM214 arrays myself.
2 of them are not being used since they only have 4gb drives.
I wonder if the firmware would allow me to  put in 18gb JBOD drives?

And by the way, the A3500 did not use RSM214s, it used D1000 arrays.
I also have a D1000.  THAT is a handy array.  It also requires
SCSI to connect it, but you CAN daisy chain the D1000s.


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Subject: Re: [SunHELP] RSM 214 sparc storage array on sparcstation 4/5

On 4/17/06, Brigance, Leslie V, WCS <lbrigance at att.com> wrote:
> If these are the ones I am thinking about they only have a single scsi
> connector point.
> I think there are 7 disks (JBOD), either 4gb or 9gb, drives in each
> cabinet, but the
> connector on the disk cabinet requires a differential feed.
> They were primarily used with the Sun Storage Array controller (I
> it was the A3500)
> which had about 16 connection points going out to the individual JBOD
> arrays which
> IIRC were RSM214(s), but I have been known to be wrong one or two
> (hundred) times in my career.    [;>)

It's been a while for me, so I may be mis-remembering.

> I never have been able to get my grubbies on one of those plastic
> cracker tools.

The one I got was $7 from from PBfixit.com, it's a longer thinner tool
they call a "spudger".  There are other shorter ones with a thicker
"head" that generally come with the iPod battery replacement kits, and
with some cell phone repair kits (usually they are light blue in
color).  I haven't used the latter type, but I find the spudger very
versatile, and consider it one of the best tools I've bought.

It's great for working on PDA's, laptops, etc.

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