[rescue] FS: Sun EXP-2, Best Offer
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Mon Dec 17 11:11:27 CST 2001
Ah, I know the connectors you mean. My 3/280 has a SCSI card with those.
I think they are standard DB50, which has 3 rows of pins rather than 2
like the smaller DB connectors. That explains why someone retrofit
Thanks for the info.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org
> [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org] On Behalf Of Steve Sandau
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 12:07 PM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] FS: Sun EXP-2, Best Offer
> Looks like a couple of boxes I have here that we have always
> referred to as "boot boxes" for some reason. They had 1/4"
> tape drive and a FH SCSI drive in them and were attached to Sun 3s.
> The connectors on the back are some type of proprietary
> 50-pin Sun SCSI connector with three rows of pins, styled
> like an oversized VGA connector. In trying to use these boxes
> with SS20s, I found that some of the cables were unsuitable.
> Too old, designed for an older version of SCSI, or something.
> I'm sure someone else can give you a better reason...
> I am still using them, but have only seen the connectors and
> cables like that in one catalog. I imagine they'll get harder
> to find, still.
> Adam Kropelin wrote:
> > My buddy, Dennis, (copied on this mail) acquired a Sun
> EXP-2 in a lot
> > of Mac equipment he picked up recently. I was not
> previously familiar
> > with this unit, but it appears to be a 2 x 5.25" full
> height external
> > drive chassis. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on
> this.) Sun
> > PN is 599-1734-01.
> > A few URLs for pictures are at the end of this note. It's in pretty
> > good shape, but appears to have been subject to some
> modifications as
> > there are handmade 50-pin Centronics-sized cut-outs in back
> panel (see
> > pictures). Anybody know what connectors are supposed to be
> there? The
> > power supply tests good. Item is VERY sturdy, and has a fan
> that was
> > so quiet that I had to put my hand in front of it to make
> sure it was
> > on. No drives or external SCSI connectors, but SCSI ID switches are
> > still there.
> > Dennis is looking for best offer, buyer pays USPS shipping from
> > Rochester, NY. The unit is fairly heavy, so keep that in mind. If
> > anybody has other questions, feel free to email Dennis or I
> and we'll
> > do our best to answer them.
> > --Adam
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