SCSI Termination

From: Bruce Lane <>
Date: Sun Apr 5 12:45:29 1998

Zane Healy proclaimed...

>Basically I've got a really stupid question, does the external SCSI bus
>HAVE to be terminated? If so any idea's on how to go about doing that
>without finding a DEC terminator?

        The only "stupid" question is the one you keep to yourself. ;-)

        To answer; yes, you must have termination at both physical ends of a SCSI
bus for reliable operation. If the DEC terminator you mention is the one
I'm thinking of, I've looked on the insides and have not been impressed.
They're simple passive terminators, suitable for short runs and low speeds.

        What device is it you're seeking termination for?

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Received on Sun Apr 05 1998 - 12:45:29 BST

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