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From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com>
Date: Sat Aug 14 11:39:11 2004

Hi, Jay & Doc,

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On 12-Aug-04 at 12:18 Doc Shipley wrote:

>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
> And, of course, HVD adapters for PC have gotten Very Damned Expensive.

        If you're nutty enough to buy them new, yes, that's absolutely correct.

        HOWEVER -- I picked up a nice Qlogic PCI HVD SCSI card on E-pay for the stunning total of about $40.

        Right now, in fact, there are three Adaptec AHA-2944UW Diff/Wide/Narrow SCSI cards at 'Buy-it-Now' for $45 each. Here's the links.




        And here's a BiN on an HP adapter for $25. Granted, I have no idea if this will work in a PC, and you'll probably need one of those Compaq wide-to-narrow cables to use it...


        Happy hunting.

Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies -- http://www.bluefeathertech.com
kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
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