[SunHELP] Sun Fire V100 and large drives over 80GB

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Sun Mar 5 12:34:42 CST 2006

" From: electroteque <spam at electroteque.org>
" Hi there I was wondering if anyone can help me, i am lookin at fitting 
" a drive into my server which is larger than 80GB, am i required to 
" purchase the sun supplied seagate drive, or can i fit a larger seagate 
" drive purchased locally? i've attempted to fit a 200G drive before and 
" it would only recognise a portion of it. What is the limit there, i 
" will be planning to install bsd instead of solaris also.

there's no particular need to use sun drives.  

did you hit the wall at 137G with that 200G drive?  starting with the
u5/u10 and for a long time - maybe still - sun's ide suffers from the
lba48 limit -- it can't physically address more than 137G/disk.  this
has nothing to do with whose drive it is.

also, some solarii - 2.5.1 and 2.6 for sure - couldn't properly
autodetect large [>8G] geometries in format, requiring you to enter
dummied-up values by hand to make the full space of the drives
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