OT: Help! Sun Ultra 1 HD replacement?
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Aug 29 12:44:40 CDT 2005
At 11:52 AM -0500 8/29/05, Mark Tapley wrote:
> Apologies, I'm probably at least 2 years off-topic.
Even if it's a Ultra 1/200E, it came out over 8 years ago, the Ultra
1/140 came out almost 10 years ago I believe.
> Have a Sun Ultra 1 with a non-functional Quantum hard drive,
>model number seems to be VK45JZF1. It's in a sled with a lever on
>the front, and the connector is a funky thing with a central ridge
>rather than pins. This is for a work project.
One thing to keep in mind is that the cooler running the drive, the
better. Though if it's in an Air Conditioned location (preferably a
computer room) this isn't quite so critical. I've cooked more than
one disk in my Sun HW.
> Where can I find a replacement fairly quickly?
eBay, or any online dealer that carries SCA SCSI HD's. If you're
close to a Fry's, they might have them (the one near us normally has
at least one model I believe). Just do a search on Google or eBay
for "SCA SCSI" (loose the quotes).
> How much should I expect to pay?
Depends on where you get the drive, and how big. I typically get
used ones for free. A new one will run you anywhere from $200 on up.
> What's with the strange interface?
That's not strange, it's an SCA SCSI drive (I believe the controller
is UW-SCSI, though on a Ultra 1, it might just be Wide SCSI). You
should be able to use any SCA drive though.
> Replies here would be better, on-list OK.
I'm replying to both.
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