[SunHELP] Sun Fire V100 and large drives over 80GB
MUNKG at iomega.com
Mon Mar 6 08:45:53 CST 2006
One other comment about 120 GB drives. We bought and used some Western
Digital 120 GB drives in some of our V100s. When one of them failed, the
replacement drive which was the exact same model, prevented the system
from booting. This occurred using all versions of Solaris 9 that we
tried and with multiple newer disks. The problem didn't occur with
Solaris 10. I don't recall the exact message but the implication was
that Solaris 9 was trying to get or set a drive parameter and hung when
it wasn't able to.
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On Behalf Of electroteque
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Sun Fire V100 and large drives over 80GB
Ok cheers, 120G drive it is. I recently just purchased a 1GB stick of
ram for the V100, its a 550 processor so i researched that it can
handle 1GB stick rather than 2x 550mb sticks. Lets see how that goes.
On 06/03/2006, at 11:08 AM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: electroteque <spam at electroteque.org>
> " On 06/03/2006, at 5:34 AM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " > " 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
> " > " purchase the sun supplied seagate drive, or can i fit a larger
> " > seagate
> " > " drive purchased locally? i've attempted to fit a 200G drive
> " > 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?
> " I think it was much less than that , like the drive loaded fine , it
> " just couldnt see the entire volume ?
> i don't know, then.
> " > starting with the
> " > u5/u10 and for a long time - maybe still - sun's ide suffers from
> " > lba48 limit -- it can't physically address more than 137G/disk.
> " > has nothing to do with whose drive it is.
> " what is the u5 and u10 ?
> ultrasparc 5 and 10, late '90s vintage.
> " I assume i can be safe just getting a 120GB drive ?
> i don't know about the v100 specifically, but for many other suns up
> to a few years ago at least - yes.
> note - a larger drive will work fine too, within the limit that you
> can only use the first 137G.
> " > also, some solarii - 2.5.1 and 2.6 for sure - couldn't properly
> " > autodetect large [>8G] geometries in format, requiring you to
> " > dummied-up values by hand to make the full space of the drives
> " > available.
> " Could have been a solaris issue yes but im planning to use freebsd
> " instead on it :)
> you'll avoid that pitfall then. and iirc later solarii wised up.
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