Thanx for the replies. Still a couple of uncertainties as
to what the new Ultra 5's and 10's can support as far as
off the shelf components. This is a compiled version of
all the information people replied back to me.
Ultra 5's and 10's
- Takes standard off the shelf EIDE hard drives
- Limited space inside Ultra 5 case. Only 1 hard drive
and 1 CD-ROM can fit.
- You can only use SCSI hard drives if you get a third-party
SCSI PCI card (for instance, I think they suggest the
CD-ROM drives (EIDE/U-ATA)
- One fellow said they took at standard Toshiba 24x EIDE CD-ROM
and it worked just fine. Another fellow seemed to suggest
that you HAD to get it from Sun since it had to have special
firmware so that Solaris would recognize it. Any other ideas?
- A bit of confusion here still. Apparently it is standard
DIMM memory but some seem to suggest that the jumper configuration
on the DIMM's is different. I know we had this problem with
some SIMM's we bought for NCD X-terminals since the machine
didn't recognize it properly. Might be the same case here.
Any other testimonies would be appreciated.
- 10/100 bit/s ethernet. This is pretty obvious from Sun.
- One response I got said that a regular [S]VGA monitor can
be hooked up to the machine. Also, someone else took a monitor
off of a Gateway PC and said it worked fine. Also, you can
get one of the 13w3 adapters to hook up other older Sun monitors.
If anyone finds out any more tidbits.. email me!
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