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SunBlade 1500 internal disk replacement

807557
807557 Member Posts: 35,835
We have a SunBlade 1500, out of warranty & support, that the internal disk has failed.

What are the limitations in getting a replacement disk? Size, especially.

According the handbook, this only came with a 120GB ATA-100 disk.

Looking at one of our sources online for standard retail ATA-100 disks, I don't see 120GB disks available, but do see 160GB disks, which I would guess would work.

Is there a size limitation as to how large a disk the OBP or ATA interface will recognize? I.e., would 250/500/750/1TB disks work?

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David Strom

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  • 403074
    403074 Member Posts: 316
    Hello David,

    I don't see 120GB disks available, but do see 160GB disks, which I would guess would work.

    Working yes, but the usable capacity is limited by 24-bit LBA.

    You can review the following threads for a longer explanations:

    [*How can I use my 160G Disk ?*|http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5065871&start=0&tstart=0]

    [*>137Gb Hard disk, Blade 1500*|http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?forumID=840&threadID=5089918]

    [*Adding 750 GB hard drive to Sun Blade 1500*|http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?forumID=830&threadID=5262112]

    I have to note that Search is severly broken. It's really a mess. Currently the only choice is to use an external search machine.

    Michael
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