Subject: Re: help with new hardrive
To: Frank Mattes <email@example.com>
From: Hans Van Der Linde <Hans.Vanderlinde@Sun.COM>
Date: 07/18/2003 11:43:34
I have also upgraded my drive to a Maxtor 20 GB - 7200 rpm. Works fine.
But I needed a new (enhanced) IDE flatcable to make it work. The old one, it is just for an old IDE disk.
Also be aware of the power consumption of the Harddisk cooler. The PSU is not that good of an Qube. In other words, take a good look on the total power consumption.
Also upgrading the internal Fan is dangerous. This all, I have been told by a collegeau of mine( Cobalt - Sun Microsystems)
Frank Mattes wrote:
> Dear Cobalt users,
> as (I think) posted before, my original 10 Gbyte harddrive died. I
> looked for a new 5200 rpm one, and encouraged by the reports of using
> a > 80 Gbyte, I looked for somthing in the range of 80 to 12 Gbyte.
> However it seems impossible to get a large 5200 rmpm disk. All I
> could find are 7200 rmp. I'm wondering if anyone can comment on the
> issue of using a 7200 rpm disk in a cobalt. I bought already a
> harddisk cooler (two small fans, mounted on a metal plate which gets
> fixed on the drive) hoping this will help to reduce the heat.
> I'm also interested to hear any comment which manufacor to choose. I
> saw (at the computer fairs in London) mainly matrox > seagate > ibm.
> A 80 Gbyte matrox is going for 58 GBP ~ 90 USD, again I'm not sure if
> this is a good deal.
> I appreciate all your help
> Frank Mattes
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