"System Technology Associates"? SDI-ESDI adapter

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Thu Oct 21 19:45:31 2004

Ethan Dicks wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 04:58:00PM -0700, Doc Shipley wrote:
>> Open PSU inside, and a logic board that converts the SDI I/O to talk
>>to 2 Maxtor XT-8760-E ESDI drives.
> Oops... I misread your message and parsed "SMD" where you wrote "ESDI".
> Perhaps we have the same bridge card, but in a different enclosure?

   Could be. I think these might have been the cans in a full-wide
shelf, too. The bridge board is about 8" x 12", and sits above the PSU,
with the ESDI drives sitting sideways in the enclosure in front of that.

> Can't verify now... give me a few months if you don't find any info.

   Awww, c'mon, Ethan! Just trot out to the garage and have a look!

   I'm going to test the power and check them out, and then ASSume that
if the drives are functional then it'll talk to a UDA50 or KDA50 without
further ado. They're both clean, inside and out, but were stacked sort
of willy-nilly on a cement floor when I found them. I don't know how
tough those Maxtors are, or even yet whether they autopark on power-down.

   If they work, it'll be a major improvement - power-wise, space-wise,
volume-wise, and noise-wise - over the RA60s I'm running now. :)

   I can probably post pics on my web page if anybody's interested.

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