Everyone who was kind enough to respond had the same opinion. Non Sun
disks should (and do) work fine with Sun equipment. A few managers did
point out that I should make sure that the power, scsi interface, and
heat requirements were met. But other than that, they all had positive
experiences using non Sun drives.
I would like to thank the following people for responding:
Martin Oksnevad <email@example.com>
"Robert Hayne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tom Jones <email@example.com>
Barry Gamblin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Erin Jones" <email@example.com>
Padraig Houlahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Evans <email@example.com>
Jaewan Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I was hoping to get some input concerning the use of non Sun scsi
> disks. I have a number of Sun unipacks with 2GB or 4Gb drives in them.
> I would like to replace them with larger drives. I have found that I
> can buy 18GB Seagate drives for the unipack from vendors such as NECX
> for under $400. The same drive from Sun is about $1500. Does anyone
> have any experience using non Sun drives. I have heard that Sun puts
> their own firmware on their disks, but I don't know the implications.
-- Mark A. Baldwin System and Network Administrator Make Systems, Inc. Cary, NC 27511 email@example.com www.makesys.com
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