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Re: Seagate Barracuda drives for SparcStation20

kegwasher wrote:

Blars Blarson wrote:

In article <20040308194115.GA3405@artsapartment.org> ahaas@airmail.net
Barracuda drives, each 9G in size. The model number is ST19171WC.
I should chime in.... I have Seagate Barracuda 2.1g drives for my Ultra1e,
they are annoyingly loud! I would look into some IBM drives if you can.

Of course if your not in the same room with your machines, you should be


If you can get one to fit in your sparc 20, it should work fine.  I've
had mixed experince with seagate drives, (some had high infant
mortality) and none with that model.  You may be able to use it in the
upper slot with the cover off.

Cases designed for sca drives are wide, so you would need an adapter
cable.  You could use a case designed for narrow with a sca-50pin
adapter, but they sometimes fall off and you need a little extra room
in the case.

Since www.surpluscomputers.com has 9 gig sca 1" high drives for $10, I
think that would be the cheapest and easiest solution.  (Disclaimer:
While I'm a reasonably satisified customer, I've never mail ordered
from them.)

I have mail ordered from surpluscomputers.com and been very pleased.  I have
ordered direct and bought from them via ebay (that is how I found them). Very helpfull staff when something gets confused. I suppose I should not
say that.  someone else might actually be interested in the old sun
hardware they sometimes have.

disclaimer:  I do not work for or know any one who does.......

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