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Hard disk compatibility on SUN ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2

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Hello everyone,

I recently bought a Sun Ultra 2.

I wonder if I can replace the existing hard drive (MAB3091SC - 9.1GO), with higher performance (MAN3184MC - GO 18.4)

The MAN3184MC will be compatible with my ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2?


Many thanks

Edited by: Sc0rPioN on May 30, 2010 3:06 AM
  • 1. Re: Hard disk compatibility on SUN ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    You won't damage anything if you simply try.

    Your 9GG disk is a [Single-Ended SCSI-1 device|http://www.sunshack.org/data/sh/2.1/infoserver.central/data/syshbk/Devices/Disk/DISK_Fuj_MAB3091SC.html] with an 80pin SCA connector.

    Your 18GB disk is a [LVD SCSI-3 device|http://www.sunshack.org/data/sh/2.1/infoserver.central/data/syshbk/Devices/Disk/DISK_Fuj_MAN3184MC.html] with an 80pin SCA connector.

    Those SCSI technologies are usually incompatible. The LVD drive will probably just be an inert lump that isn't recognized.

    If you do get anything to work, you'll just be adding 9GB of storage capacity -- there will not be any increase in speed because that is managed by the SCSI controller that is integrated on the Ultra-2's systemboard (which is Single-Ended SCSI-1).

    Again, you won't damage anything by merely trying.
  • 2. Re: Hard disk compatibility on SUN ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2
    807557 Newbie
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    So in my system the best i can get is 2x 9.1 gb?

    There is a drive compatible with Ultra2 or SCSI SBUS addon able to give me at least 40 GO memory in 2 disk?

    Please help me.

    this ones are compatible whit my system?

    18.8GB
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    Fujitsu MAA3182SC
    Seagate ST118273LC
    IBM DGHS-18Y
    Fujitsu MAG3182LC
    Seagate ST318203LC
    Seagate ST318404LC
    Fujitsu MAJ3182MC
    IBM DDYS-T18350
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    36.4GB
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    Fujitsu MAF3364LC
    Seagate ST136403LC
    Fujitsu MAJ3364MC
    Seagate ST336704LC
    IBM DDYS-T36950

    Rukbat Thank you :)

    Edited by: Sc0rPioN on May 30, 2010 4:31 AM
  • 3. Re: Hard disk compatibility on SUN ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    The Ultra-2 first shipped to customers in 1996.
    That means it was a design from 1995.

    It is fifteen-year-old technology !
    ( The Ultra-2 as shown in the Sun System Handbook.--> [ link |http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/validateUser.do?target=Systems/U2/U2] <-- )

    Get an external disk pack (Ebay, perhaps?)
    Attach it to the Single-Ended connector on the rear of the U-2 chassis and add your storage there.
  • 4. Re: Hard disk compatibility on SUN ULTRA ENTERPRISE 2
    807557 Newbie
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    I bought this.

    From the link you gave me seems to have the same technology that I have now, right?.

    at most I can attach externally, I think.

    Thank you very much!