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TechNote: Minimum Disk Configurations for a Sun StorEdge A5x00 Disk Array

Sun StorEdge A5x00 disk arrays (often known as Photon arrays or simply Photons) require a minimum number of disks to be installed and placed in certain slots to ensure proper operation of the array. This minimum configuration is a requirement because circuitry on the disk drives regenerate and retime the data signals which corrects signal quality loss accumulated through the bypass circuitry between empty slots.

Model

Minimum Disks Front Backplane Slots Rear Backplane Slots

A5000

5

3 and 6

0, 3, 6

A5100

5

3 and 6

0, 3, 6

A5200

7

0, 5, 10

0, 3, 6, 10



 

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