Many thanks to all who responded.
The combination sounds like it will work OK.
Some points however:
a) get your supplier to do the low-level formatting ( most do ), but if
you need to do it the default 2 hour time out will have to be upped
as 2 hours is not long enough for a 10.8G disk.
This can be done by editing the value for SD_FMT_TIME in
/usr/sys/scsi/targets/sddef.h and rebuilding the kernel.
Here's the default line from the file (4.1.3):
* 2 hours is an excessively reasonable amount of time for format
#define SD_FMT_TIME 120*60
b) Check you're buying a production model with the full five years warranty. The
product is just out of beta test and there are a lot of evaluation models about.
c) The usual 2G upper bound on partitions must be observed on a standard system.
d) I don't know if this will work on 4.1.2 or older.
University of St Andrews
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