WTB: SCSI cable (OT)

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Wed Oct 29 15:16:41 2003

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, James Rice wrote:

> I'm looking for a SCSI cable. I need one that is a HD68 with screws to
> Centronics 50 with the upper 9 bytes terminated. I haven't been able to
> find one locally in Dallas. It is for a (OT) Octane to Sgi SCSI-1

Your best bet might be to use a high byte terminator/adapter and a
standard cable.

Paralan [http://www.paralan.com/] used to make such adapters, but I don't
see them listed now. Overall their products are a bit pricey, but are of
extremely high quality.

I'd suggest you have a look at the section of the comp.periphs.scsi FAQ
that addresses these adapters. It include a list of vendors that can
supply these adapters/cables. The section is "Can I connect a narrow
device to my WIDE SCSI host adapter?" which can be found here:


There is also a warning near the end of the section about mis-wired
adapters and TERMPWR that you should be aware of. I've come across some of
those mis-wired adapters that are mentioned there.

Received on Wed Oct 29 2003 - 15:16:41 GMT

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