FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 19 14:15:59 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 02:28 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Most older cards have MIC connectors, most newer (and nearly all PCI
>> cards) have SC (not ST). FDDI on ST connectors is fairly rare...some
>> VME interfaces and DEC DEFTA/DEFZA cards have ST connectors, but
>> nothing else that I've seen.
> ok.. so, if it is available go with SC connectors on the concentrator
> to get more port density.... ok.
>> SC<->MIC cables are common on eBay, so if you get a WS-C1400 with
>> ports you're still ok...you just get lower port density on the
>> concentrator. I'd avoid ST...they're fragile and not that easy to
>> cheaply. Only use it when you absolutely have to...like if you have a
>> TurboChannel machine with a DEFTA, then just get an ST<->MIC cable to
>> connect to your concentrator.
> ok... so.. SC is the way to go on a concentrator... I assume SC to SC
> cables are also pretty common :-)
Not as common as SC<->MIC, it seems. That's the only problem. Many
SC<->SC cables are for GigE and FibreChannel...and are 50/125 fiber.
FDDI uses 62.5/125 fiber.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
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