He shoots... he scores!

From: Bill Sudbrink <wh.sudbrink_at_verizon.net>
Date: Thu Aug 12 13:15:33 2004

> Jay West wrote:
> > Just obtained an M4 Data tape drive, model 9914
> (800/1600/3200/6250)... just pulled from working
> service...desktop enclosure... $50 bucks :)
> >
> > I believe it's Differential, not single ended. I haven't kept
> up with PC technology (hooking this to a PC). Is this older
> Differential the same as LVD? I believe it had a centronics 50
> pin connector labeled "differential". I'm wondering what SCSI
> card I can use with this... Adaptec 2940?
> Nope. I forget how Adaptec's HVD line is numbered, but LVD, wide, or
> UW will NOT work with HVD devices, and will likely cause Magic Smoke to
> escape.
> And, of course, HVD adapters for PC have gotten Very Damned Expensive.

I happen to have, available for trade, a known good Rancho Technology wide
SE<->HVD converter (and a couple of 5Gig wide HVD hard drives). If the
device is not wide (and it looks like it is not), you can use a wide to
narrow converter on each side and just ignore the high bits.

Let me know if you want it,
Received on Thu Aug 12 2004 - 13:15:33 BST

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