SUMMARY: Can one put larger capacity disk drive in IPX

From: Alek O. Komarnitsky (
Date: Mon Oct 21 1991 - 16:07:39 CDT

I originally asked about when/if higher capacitiy disk drives could be put into
the IPX. Primary motivation for this was to use the IPX's as demo machines.
A summary of the responses:

- It was agreed that 200 Megs just isn't enough, to which - I agree!

- Several recommended 3rd party vendors, and one, Box Hill, confirmed that they
  do sell a 400+ drive for $1850, and will soon have a 500+ drive for $1,950.
  They do recommend you spend $50 for an additional cooling fan.

- Another person mentioned that we should expect the 424 Meg drives bundled
  with the IPX from Sun in the near future. I asked my sales droid about this,
  to which he replied: "I don't sell rumours."

I also asked if this question was appropriate for this forum. As the
list below shows, I was not exactly inudated with responses, which touches
upon a concern of mine that we keep the signal to noise ratio high here.
One person suggested that the question could have gone to {alt,comp}.sys.sun,
but didn't mind too much. Others also didn't mind.

I consider Sun-Managers quite useful, and I'll continue to try to ask
questions that fall within the charter of the group and hopefully are
also of general interest to the subscribers.

Alek Komarnitsky 303-449-0649
Software Tools Manager, Spatial Technology, Inc. 2425 55th Street, Bldg A Boulder, CO 80301-5704

Thanx to: (Earl Smith)
rr6204 <> (Dan Kegel) (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})
Kelly Gray Box Hill Systems Corp. 212-989-4455

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