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Sun-Compatible MOD Drives?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Matt Latourette, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. We have a Pinnacle Micro APEX MOD drive attached to an Ultra2 running
    Solaris 2.6. This storage solution has served our researchers well for a
    long time (since before I was hired). Unfortunately, media for this drive
    is no longer manufactured and it is becoming increasingly difficult to
    obtain new media (last time, I had to order refurbished disks).

    So, I'm looking for a new MOD drive. I'll be putting it on a Sun Blade 1000
    running Solaris 9. The HP 9100mx and the Sony RMO-S561/S both offer 9.1GB
    capacity and work with ISO standard media. The $64 milliion question though
    is do they work under Solaris? I called and asked HP. Their reply was the
    typical, "we've never tested that configuration, so we can't guarantee that
    it will work." I suspect I'd get a similar answer from Sony. Is anyone out
    there using these drives successfully under Solaris? Did you need any third
    party software to make it work? Any pitfalls I should know about?

    Matt Latourette, Sep 13, 2003
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