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

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Thu Oct 3 01:28:11 CDT 2013

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 03:39:35PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. I did not know that.

> I have twelve 1TB Seagate SATA drives on my Solaris 10 box, distributed
> across two LSI Logic 9080X 8-port PCI-X SAS controllers. 

I'll have to look into this. I have no experience in this area and I didn't
know how to get started looking. I'll search for that part number.

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