[RndTbl] SCSI cable length
trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Fri Jul 3 23:44:27 CDT 2015
On 2015-07-03 Hartmut W Sager wrote:
> I presume you (Trevor) know all about having to set each SCSI
> drive/device, including the host adapter, to a unique SCSI ID, yes?
Thanks Adam & Hartmut for all the good info.
Using that and a few more web reads it looks like you're right in that
you can't tell squat from the connector. So the device is probably
just SE SCSI and I can't do a long cable.
Ya, I know all about SCSI ID's, etc, my main workstation is still
running 15k SCSI drives (U320 LVD). At one time I had 9 SCSI devices
plugged into my main workstation, but that was a while ago.
I've decided to build a little "outboard computer" with all the myriad
parts I have around: it would be about the same size / trouble as an
external SCSI case. Even better is it's free. I'll just power it up
when I need it and have scripts auto-control it off the lan, then power
it down. Cheesy, but it will work.
> Life with SATA and USB really is more pleasant.
Yes, I could possibly make things work with a long eSATA setup, but
that would cost money for external enclosure, cables, etc. USB can't
do what I need because of the intermediary layers.
> Oh, I also forgot to ask: Which museum relinquished this device? :)
The Cordes Computer Museum, aka my basement. Tons of SCSI stuff around
P.S. from my reading it looks like everything "ultra2" and higher (wide
or not) is automatically LVD.
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