[rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Sat Apr 12 15:46:01 CDT 2003

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Phil Stracchino 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!  :-)
> Actually, are those rounded cables available for SCSI-III, and if so,
> can you recommend a source?  Last time I replaced internal cables, all I
> could find was the kind that come laminated in the sort of cellophane-y
> stuff ...  you know, the ones that unravel into a rats nest in about the
> first month.  I can't find any place local that even understands what
> SCSI-III *is*.  The closest Greenville has to a computer store is Best
> Buy.

There's a place here that has them.


Peace...  Sridhar

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