[Tfug] Shameless Parts Trafficking (big list)
judecn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 13:19:01 MST 2007
On 12/31/07, Bexley Hall <bexley401 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > By contrast, a 611 case is a little narrower,
> > > is most definitely *rectangular*, and has a pair
> > > of 68 pin connectors side-by-side on the rear.
> > >
> > > > Sun 50-pin SCSI external storage disk enclosure
> > > > Contains 4 SCSI Seagate Barracuda disks of
> > unknown
> > > > capacity (probably 2.1 GB each)
> > > > Would make a good external RAID. $25 or best
> > offer
> > >
> > > This is probably an 811 case. Same shape as the
> > > 411 (more or less) but twice as tall.
> > No, the same cables work on this device as well.
> Sorry, apparently a misunderstanding... the
> *connectors* on this box will be the same as
> on the 411 case. However, the *case* itself is
> the "same shape as the 411 but twice as tall"
Heh, lol. That's the case (no pun intended).
> > > > 1 Sun SBus ZX Leo framebuffer card
> > > > (24-bit, 3D acceleration, unopened)
> > > > $5, or free with the SparcStation 20 (whichever
> > is
> > > > sold first)
> > >
> > > If you don't find a buyer, please consider sending
> > it
> > > to one of the SPARC developers on any of the free
> > > eunices.
> > Yeah, this one was hard to find to begin with :)
> What's *harder* to find is the extra VSIMM for it!
> > > > 1 GB RAM
> > > > 3 SBus ports (all occupied)
> > > > 1 SBus SunGX framebuffer card (8-bit, 13W3 port)
> > > > 1 SBus 100 MBit Ethernet card (with MII port)
> > >
> > > Which card is this? I may be looking for a 100M
> > card
> > > if I resurrect my LX...
> > It's the Sun "Happy Meal" 10/100 MBit Ethernet SBus
> > card.
> Hmmmm... I thought the HME was supposed to have an
> > > > 1 SCSI port (I don't know the type)
> > >
> > > I think the U1 still was 50 pin *narrow*.
> > >
> > > > Integrated audio
> > > > 1 15-pin serial port
> > >
> > > Hmmm... that doesn't sound right. Perhaps you are
> > > refering to an MII or parallel port? (does the
> > icon
> > > look like two PARALLEL -- though slanted --
> > lines?)
> > > Sun has all sorts of oddball adapter cables to get
> > > from the back of "whatever" machine to "something
> > > more traditional"...
> > It has the two slanted parallel lines.
> Parallel lines == parallel port! :>
> > > > 1 SCSI CD drive
> > > > 1 Sun Keyboard/Mouse port
> > > > NO HARD DRIVES (accepts up to 2 SCSI disks [this
> > one
> > > > had a Seagate Cheetah disk])
> > >
> > > I think the U1 can accept one 1/3 height and one
> > 1/2
> > > height?
> > Possibly--it looks like it could fit three drives,
> > but there are only two SCSI ports.
> If you look carefully, you will see that there is
> much less room "above" the topmost connector than
> the bottom one. The bottom one will accept a 1.6"
> tall drive while the top will only accept a 1"
> >> I ran NetBSD 2.0.2 for some time on a quad 70MHz(?)
> >> SS20 and was quite happy (though the case gets hot
> >> enough to toast bread!)
> >The previous owner warned me about that... :)
> With just two relatively slow CPUs, its not too bad.
> But, with four "fast" (ha!) ones, the SS20's piss
> poor cooling takes its toll. Especially if you have
> two disks in it and/or are beating on the CPUs...
Hmmm...I could see a future where it could be used as a space heater :)
> >> They'll take SE SCSI narrow drives -- like the
> >> SS20.
> > Really? That's very interesting...had I known that
> > before putting
> > them up for sale, I'd have swapped in the SS20's
> > drive into one of the LCIII's.
> Grrrr... My bad. Sorry, I should learn to take
> more time writing/reviewing my posts before I
> hit "SEND". (I try very hard to keep my "on-line
> time" to an absolute minimum!)
> The SS20 drive will NOT fit in a Mac. It is an
> SCA drive. The Mac will need a SE 50-pin drive.
> And, IIRC, a 1/3rd height, maximum (LCIII is a
> very "short" enclosure, right?).
Yeah. I tried it anyway, and came to the same conclusion.
> Sun boxen have damn little in common with each
> other -- besides the Sun logo! :<
> E.g., the SS1+, SS2, SS10 (which all look like
> an SS20, more or less) take SE 50 pin drives.
> (I was thinking of the SS10 when I wrote that
> original statement). Yet, the SS4, SS5, SS20
> (which *also* resemble the SS20) take SCA
> drives. (hmmm... I may have the SS4 in the
> wrong group, there... :< )
> While the first group can accept half height
> drives, the second group can only accept 1/3
> height drives (though there is a hack you can
> use to cram a single half height drive into
> one of these machines -- with some minor surgery).
> Memory is also not very interchangeable (though
> there is *some* overlap).
Do you know if the U1 and the U30 use the same type of RAM? I have a
U30 that I'm keeping, but if no one buys the U1, I'd like to max out
its ram. Also, do you know if the SS20's RAM is compatible? All
three have very similar-looking RAM boards.
> The U1 can accept a half height SCA drive (in the
> bottom slot) and a third height drive in the top
> slot. (N.B. the U1 also has other names -- Netra,
> etc.) OTOH, the U2 takes a pair of third height
> drives side by side.
> U5 and U10 take IDE drives -- the U5 only one while
> the U10 will handle 2 (you can also configure the
> U10 to automatically do mirroring between the
Even stranger, my U5 has a UPA socket! Maybe it was once a U10?
> U30 and U60 will take two half height SCA drives.
> I think the U80 is likewise -- but the 420R (which
> is a rack mounted U80) will only handle third
> height drives (?).
> The 411 (and 811) cases accept SE 50 pin drives
> while the 611 accepts SCA drives (but the 611T
> accepts SE 50's -- even though it has a wide SCSI
> connector on the back panel!)
Hmmm...if that's the case, I wonder if I can snarf one of the drives
from the 811 disk enclosure and install it in the LCIII?
> CPUs are just as non-interchangeable as well. :<
> And, if you want to *connect* anything to a Sun
> box, the range of different cables and cabling
> *schemes* is mind boggling! (e.g., the IPC
> uses a circular mini-DIN for each serial port;
> other machines use a DB-25; some machines put
> *two* serial ports on a single DB25; etc.)
> Sun hardware is outright *wacky*!
It amazes me how successful the Linux/BSD developers have been at
creating drivers for it all.
> FAQ is a *must* have if you intend to play with
> Sun boxen (I believe it is being updated -- it
> is quite old, now).
> [Note I haven't even addressed the *newer* Sun
> boxen -- nor the old Sun3 hardware, etc. :> ]
> Sorry for the confusion. :< I'll look to see
> if I have any spare SE narrow drives lying around.
> I *know* I have a third height drive with A/UX
> on it -- but I would be really hesitant to lose
> that :< Pity as I just recycled a 2G half height
> two weeks ago... I'm pretty sure that my Beige G3
> (next machine to be recycled, here) uses an IDE
> drive (?) so that isn't a very good source...
> Note that you also need to make sure whatever
> "sled" is present for the Mac
I have three of them.
> -- since mounting
> a drive without one can be a PITA. I can't
> recall how the LCIII drive is mounted
The drive is bolted to the sled, and the sled snaps into place on the chassis.
> -- nor
> can I recall what "accessories" it accepts
> (cache cards, accelerators, etc. I'll try to
> spend some time googling and see what I have
> stashed away in my "old Mac" box...
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