DEC disk drive power consumption (was Re: QBUS SCSI

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon Feb 24 23:56:00 2003

--- "Fred N. van Kempen" <> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > I don't think you can put a KDA50 in a BA23, isn't the reason that
> > "Corporate Cabinets" have dual BA23's in the rack so that you've got
> > enough power for everything?
> Correct, you'll fry the BA23's power supply. The KDA50's are
> power-hungry beasts, which indeed was the reason for the weird
> MV2-style dual-ba23-bolted-together racks. One for the system
> itself, one for the KDA50.

That's how one of my RA81s showed up - 42" rack, two BA23s, drive
and lots of cables. Makes sense that it needs two power supplies
to keep it all happy.

Thanks for the reminder.

Received on Mon Feb 24 2003 - 23:56:00 GMT

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