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Re: Sun Blade 100 vs Ultra 60


On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Rafal Boni wrote:
> Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> > * On 2008-02-11 at 11:25 GMT, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> >
> >> Upwards in spec from the X1 is v100, from T1 is v120, then if you want to
> >> spend a bit more you can go for a v210 or similar.  All are 1U and perfect
> >> for colo, plus run NetBSD fine (although -current has some important
> >> fixes).
> >
> > Sorry, of course NetBSD does not at this time run on the v210 or any other
> > UltraSparc III-based system.
> And neither the T1 / v120 has a good way to put IDE drives into it due
> to the built-in SCA bays.  The v100 can hold 2 IDE drives, but you are
> stuck with the crappy on-board IDE controller (be prepared for pages and
> pages of 'wd1d: DMA error writing fsbn X of Y-Z (wd1 bn Q; cn R tn T sn
> U), retrying' and accompanying 'wd1: soft error (corrected)' in your
> system log)... I'm also not sure (as Jonathan mentioned) if the the
> on-board IDE on the X1 / v100 can deal with drives > 127 GB (whatever
> the standard LBA limit was); mine has dual 110GB drives.
> I haven't yet scrounged all the parts together, but my solution for
> hosting lotsa disk on the T1/v120 is to plug in a PCI SATA card with
> external connectors and put all the SATA disks in an external enclosure
> and keeping OS, etc. on the SCA disks.

I am not sure if this would be a good solution to colo. They told me that
I couldn't put a server in with an external case. Is there any way that I
could put the drives inside the server?


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