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Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby Rincewind » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:36 am

Hi all,

hopefully my new bought Origin300 system will arrive soon, but without hard drives, and possibly without the needed sleds...
What kind of sled are used in the O300? I have checked eBay, no such sleds are offered. I guess hey are different to the ones used in Octanes, am I right? What kind of systems share the O300 sleds (to make it easier for me to look for the sight ones *gg*)

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby recondas » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:59 am

Rincewind wrote:What kind of sled are used in the O300?
Like they did with the O350, SGI used an off the shelf drive sled in the O300. The O350 sled was also used by Intel/Sun/others, the O300 sled in a few IBM servers.

The O300 sleds are marked with assembly number A06447-00x (where the "x" is either a 1 or a 2).

A very brief eBay search turned up a couple in Italy for 15 euros each: http://cgi.ebay.com/rack-hd-SCSI-SCA2-L ... 5633674311

Except for the latching mechanism, the sleds used by O350 and O300 are identical. If all else fails, you could modify the slightly more common O350 sleds to fit into an O300. bplaa-yai provided photos of the process in this post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16719820&
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby Rincewind » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:41 am

Thank you very much, this really helps me! I did not found any information about the sleds!

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Rincewind wrote:What kind of sled are used in the O300?
Like they did with the O350, SGI used an off the shelf drive sled in the O300. The O350 sled was also used by Intel/Sun/others, the O300 sled in a few IBM servers.

The O300 sleds are marked with assembly number A06447-00x (where the "x" is either a 1 or a 2).

A very brief eBay search turned up a couple in Italy for 15 euros each: http://cgi.ebay.com/rack-hd-SCSI-SCA2-L ... 5633674311

Except for the latching mechanism, the sleds used by O350 and O300 are identical. If all else fails, you could modify the slightly more common O350 sleds to fit into an O300. bplaa-yai provided photos of the process in this post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16719820&

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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby ianj » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:25 am

I run an O300 and appreciate this information. I'd say it's worth waiting for the system to show up before buying any, though - I have a feeling many O300s were run as nodes in multi-unit setups, never had hard drives put in them, and hit the recyclers with their factory drive sled/air baffle inserts untouched (like mine did).
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby SAQ » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:23 pm

ianj wrote:I run an O300 and appreciate this information. I'd say it's worth waiting for the system to show up before buying any, though - I have a feeling many O300s were run as nodes in multi-unit setups, never had hard drives put in them, and hit the recyclers with their factory drive sled/air baffle inserts untouched (like mine did).


So SGI used "real" drive sleds as baffles on the O3x series? Good to know- on O2k and other systems they came up with placeholders that wouldn't hold a drive so you'd be more likely to buy a drive from SGI rather than add an off-the-shelf model.
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby recondas » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:54 pm

SAQ wrote:So SGI used "real" drive sleds as baffles on the O3x series?
Pretty much, like ianj mentioned, they used a commodity sled with a removable air baffle.

The removable baffle is the tan part in the photo. Hard to make out in my camera phone photo, but "Remove only when installing hard drive device Keep for future use" is printed in the bottom of the baffle in this O300-style sled:
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby smj » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:04 pm

SAQ wrote:So SGI used "real" drive sleds as baffles on the O3x series? Good to know- on O2k and other systems they came up with placeholders that wouldn't hold a drive so you'd be more likely to buy a drive from SGI rather than add an off-the-shelf model.
I for one am very glad they went this way in the O3x0 units... I suppose the same holds true for the Altix 350 and 450s, no?
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby recondas » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:18 am

smj wrote:I for one am very glad they went this way in the O3x0 units... I suppose the same holds true for the Altix 350 and 450s, no?
The Altix 350 / Prism used the same sled as the Origin 350. Haven't ever seen an A450, but the illustrations in TechPubs make it look like they also use the same sled as the O350: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... #id5202614
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby jeffwa » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:11 am

Yep, 450/4700's use the same sleds as the Origin/Altix 350's. Very handy to only have to keep one sled around :)

The old 1450's also used the same sled as the 300's. I was able to grab most of my spares from scrapped 1450's.
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby smj » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:54 pm

Looks like the Origin/Altix 350/450 sleds are Intel drive tray/sled assembly A65278-005, and can be had for as little as $10 on eBay. They were used in the Intel SR1300/SR2300, SC5200, or SRSH4 chassis, continued through the SR[12]400 and possibly to the SR[12]600 chassis. They also appear to be used in several Sun x86 servers, notably the v60x and v65x.

According to the SR1300/SR2300 support documents at intel.com, the accessory part number for the drive carrier is FXX2DRVCARBLK, UPC code "7 35858 14621 0" and "MM #" 835853.

(I've stuffed this info and a picture into the wiki for future reference.)

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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby recondas » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:05 am

smj wrote:(I've stuffed this info and a picture into the wiki for future reference.)
Thanks - here's a couple of photos of the part identification labels and the sleds side by side.
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O300_HD-Sled.JPG
Part number/identification label on an Origin 300 style hard drive sled.
Tezro-O350-A350-A450_HD-Sled.JPG
Part number/identification label on the hard drive sled used in the Tezro, Origin 350, and Altix 350/450.
O350-O300_HD-Sleds.JPG
Tezro/O350/A350/A450 hard drive sled on the left, O300 hard drive sled on the right.

The air-flow control baffle seen in the O300 sled is removable (the same baffle is used in the Tezro/O350/A350/A450 sled).

The right-side rail on the Tezro/O350/A350/A450 sled is longer to accommodate a light-pipe. The longer rail positions the pipe against an LED on the SCA backplane that illuminates to indicate hard drive activity.
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby smj » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 pm

Update: For kicks, I ordered a 746797-001 off of ePay -- it fits the O300 just fine. Updated this wiki page to reflect this.

I also noticed an auction for "GATEWAY Hard Drive Blank Caddy 741202-001" that from the pictures looks to be an identical part. Added that to the wiki as speculative.

Also, if you haven't found it yet you might want to check out this thread Wanted: O300 hard drive rails.
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby n1mjb » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:55 pm

smj wrote:Update: For kicks, I ordered a 746797-001 off of ePay -- it fits the O300 just fine. Updated this wiki page to reflect this.

I also noticed an auction for "GATEWAY Hard Drive Blank Caddy 741202-001" that from the pictures looks to be an identical part. Added that to the wiki as speculative.

Also, if you haven't found it yet you might want to check out this thread Wanted: O300 hard drive rails.

I realize this is an old thread, but I didn't seem to find this confirmed anywhere else. I purchased a few of the Gateway sleds you mention and they work fine in my O300. For future reference they're ASSY 746802-002 with 203368 WW03/01 printed underneath. Here are the individual part numbers for those trying to track them down on eBay--I've seen them listed under a few of these:

Baffle: 741202-001
Sled: 746797-001
Detachable Grill: 739241-002

The detachable grill slides into the little slot on the top of the sled and covers much of the top drive bay in the O300. Also worth pointing out that the little lever on the front is beige and not black like many of the other compatible sleds.
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Re: Drive sleds for Origin300

Unread postby smj » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:29 pm

Thanks for the confirmation, and for the extra info. And heck, (a late) welcome to Nekochan while I'm at it. ;)
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