[SunHELP] Need more disk space. What are my options?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Oct 2 14:39:35 CDT 2013

On 10/02/13 14:58, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 02:53:22PM -0400, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> I know of a SAS controller that'll work with Solaris.  I'm assuming
>> this is for a SPARC?
> Yes, for SPARC.
> I didn't think of SAS drives since they're still fairly expensive and
> not available over the counter here. I can get 1T SATA drives from WD or
> Seagate for about 95 bucks a piece.

You can totally connect SATA drives to a SAS controller.  You just can't
do it the other way around and expect them to work properly.  I have
twelve 1TB Seagate SATA drives on my Solaris 10 box, distributed across
two LSI Logic 9080X 8-port PCI-X SAS controllers.  (Which, by the way,
Just Work with Solaris 10 and ZFS.  But I strongly advise not touching
anything from 3Ware with a ten-foot pole.  ESPECIALLY on Sparc hardware.)

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