Subject: Re: Sparc questions
To: Benjamin Walkenhorst <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/19/2004 12:32:02
Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote:
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>> The noise you're getting is probably from one of the 1GB Seagate Baracuda
>> drives that shipped with these machines.
> There's a 2GB Baracuda inside, maybe it's been replaced.
> It's *definitely* the cause of the noise. At startup, before the HDD is 
> turned on, the machine is pretty quiet. =)
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> That's good to know, I'll see if I can find a quiet harddrive,

Sun seemed to pick Seagate and the IBM Ultrastar drives, which tended to 
perform well be but very noisy.  Try to hunt down a Maxtor or Western Digital 
18GB instead.  I've got a WDE-183 (10K RPM, ?8MB cache?) that's much quieter 
compared to the SEAGATE-ST336704LC or OEMed as SUN18G.