SUMMARY: REVISED: New HD for Sparc 5

Ted Layher (
Thu, 19 Feb 1998 14:45:21 -0500 (EST)

Oops. I made a mistake that many people were quick to point out.
The MAX *FILE* size is 2G, not the max File *SYSTEM* size. Please forgive my
misinformation, and thanks to all those who caught my mistake.

Ted Layher

> Hello Sun Managers,
> Sorry that this summary is so long in comming, but I have been getting swamped.
> My original question was:
> > Last week the internal/boot HD om my Sparc 5 took a nose dive. So my
> > question is how large a hard drive can I replace it with? It had a 1 gig
> > drive in it. I know wht the physical dimensions are, but can I put a 4
> > gig drive in there? I am currently running Solaris 2.5.1, with 64MB of RAM.
> The official answer, from SunExpress, is that a 2.1 G is the highest supported
> capacity.
> The un-official answer is that you can use a 4 G drive , but its not officially
> supported by Sun, and it will work just fine. But you have to remember that
> Solaris 2.5.1 has a max file system size of 2 G. So you wont be able to put
> everything under / with a 4 G drive.
> Many thanks to all the folks who gave their answers and
> also gave me the phone number to SunExpress. I am going with a 2.1 G drive
> cause I can't afford to buy a 4 G drive right now. Its a Seagate Baracuda
> ST-32550WC . It should arive tomorrow. I can't wait!
> Thanks to all the following who answered my question:
> Tim Fritz
> Jeff Woolsey
> James Harmon
> Michael Baumann
> David Thorburn-Gundlach
> Dongho Lee
> Syed Zaeem Hosain
> Eugene Kramer
> Dan Simoes
> Thanks again,
> Ted Layher