So I presume that the video card you removed was an upgrade to the MOBO
video so it is like hindering one body part to improve the performance
of the whole :-(. Tuff choice.
So I will pull the FB to test how much video performance I would lose.
Thanks for the benefit of your experience.
lmd

Michelle wrote:
> I just verified that in fact I did remove the video card from the 3.3v
> slot on the top and put in the Sata controller.
>
> From checking the LSI site, this card only comes in PCI-E and PCI-X
> which I think both are 3.3v slots? That may obviously limit your choices.
>
>
>
> LeRoy M. Dorman wrote:
>
>> Thanks Michelle.
>> I looked at the LSI site's picture of the SAS3041X-R
>>
>> http://www.lsi.com/files/docs/techdo...3041xr_qig.pdf
>>
>>
>> and it shows key notches for a 3.3v slot. The open slots in my Sun
>> Blade 1500 Silver are all 5v slots. There is another 64-bit slot (the
>> top slot) which is a 3.3v slot but it is occupied by the frame
>> buffer/graphics card. I didn't pull the FB to look at the keys to make
>> sure.
>> Are you using the top slot for your LSI?
>> The top slot in my machine is blue or green and the others are all beige.
>>
>> If I took out the FB I dunno what I would use for graphics.
>>
>> LeRoy
>>
>> Michelle wrote:
>>
>>> One can actually google the post when I inquired about it (using
>>> search string of "sunblade 1500 sata controller")
>>>
>>>
>>> The person recommended a LSILogic SAS3041X-R. I think the letters
>>> after SAS3041 indicates if its PCI or PCI-X, and I think I got the
>>> PCI-X version but can verify when I get home.
>>>
>>> I attached 4 x 500GB Sata drives to it (and raid 5'd it).
>>>
>>>
>>> LeRoy M. Dorman wrote:
>>>
>>>> Michelle, which sata controller are you using in your sunblade 1500?
>>>> lmd
>>>> Michelle wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I've done the same in other sun boxes like the U10.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also, added 4 "additional" drives in a sunblade 1500 just below the
>>>>> existing two internal (had to add a sata controller card though).
>>>>>
>>>>> Gives you LOTS of storage.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> jonsoons wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sep 29, 3:56 pm, Arch Stanton wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I just bought an Ultra 20 with the plan of installing a pair of ZFS
>>>>>>> mirrored disks in addition to the boot (system) disk. But I've just
>>>>>>> realized the Ultra 20 has room for only 2 disks in the drive
>>>>>>> cage. Is
>>>>>>> there an internal expansion cage available? Has anyone else
>>>>>>> solved this
>>>>>>> problem another way? This is a very lightweight use, a home file
>>>>>>> server,
>>>>>>> so I don't want to get into any kind of dedicated external
>>>>>>> hardware. If
>>>>>>> I need to duct-tape the additional disk in I will, but would prefer
>>>>>>> something cleaner.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Arch Stanton
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Do you really need a CD drive? I got rid of mine and fitted another
>>>>>> disk.
>>>>>> I also strapped in another disk in a similar box with zip ties (very
>>>>>> neat) when there was no way to put a cage in.
>>>>>> jon soons