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Re: Sun Blade 100 vs Ultra 60


On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Miles Nordin wrote:

> >>>>> "ml" == Michael Lorenz <macallan%netbsd.org@localhost> writes:
>     ml> Bigger disks should Just Work(tm) as long as kernel and loader
>     ml> are within the range that the firmware can see.
> I thought what we're saying is that there's a chipset bug, not just a
> firmware limitation, and the workaround for the chipset bug in NetBSD
> runs big disks in PIO mode, and the workaround in Solaris disables big
> disks.
> And Rafal Boni is saying further that the controller doesn't work well
> at all (``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)' '').
> The X1 and V100 has no PCI slot, so a SATA card is impossible.
> The T1 and V120 do have one 32-bit PCI slot, but they take
> hot-swappable SCA disks, so it's hard to mount a SATA disk in there.

Could I remove the SCA slots from this system and then mount my drives
there? What I would really like to have is 3 - 500 gb drives, 2 network
ports, and maybe another drive to boot the system.


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