[rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Apr 12 15:22:14 CDT 2003

On Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 04:17 PM, Eric Dittman wrote:
>> I gotta admit, though, it'd be sweet to get rid of all these damned
>> ribbon cables and have little tiny 8mm ISDN-ish disk cables instead.
>> Imagine how much less cluttered PC cases would be if instead of being
>> full of airflow-blocking 50- and 68-pin ribbon cable, you just had an
>> input and an output port on each disk and little jumper cables that 
>> you
>> plugged from drive to drive, with an active terminator plugged 
>> directly
>> into the last disk's output port.
> Oh, but you get rounded cables with fun colors and even
> glow-in-the-dark colors!  :-)

   OMG I saw an ad for those the other day!  Glow in the dark IDE 
cables?!  Unbelievable.  I think that says a lot about IDE's primary 
market. ;)


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St. Petersburg, FL           for most hosiery."       -Robert Novak

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