OT: SCA-2 <=> SE adapter solutions??

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Thu Jan 17 12:32:19 2002

>should fit into its canister. Another application is with a WIDE (68-pin,
>single-ended) controller I've been using.

I've got a 9GB LVD drive with a SCA connector in my DEC PWS 433au by
converting it down to 68-pin with one of these adapters and setting the
jumpers on the drive to SE. Works great.

>Has any of you had experience with this sort of thing to such extent that
>you'd care to recommend a specific adapter for the first application, and an
>adapter/terminator for the second?

I'd say take a look at some place like http://www.scsistuff.com I'm sure
there are others, but that's the only one I know off the top of my head
(I've not ordered from them though). I bought my converter at a local
electronics parts store and payed about twice what I should have. It's
pretty basic, and you can also get ones that convert down to Narrow. I
wouldn't worry to much about the manufacturer for this.

I'm not sure why you're worried about a terminator, but if you can't set
termination on the drive, you should be able to get a terminator that you
can clip onto the ribbon cable in one of the spots where you'd normally
plug a drive.

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