FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 20 02:23:33 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 03:20 AM, Paul Weissmann wrote:
>>> Nah, it's specified for different kinds of fiber, including
>>> Multi-mode w/ a core-diameter of both 50 and 62.5 microns.
>>   Ahh, ok, gotcha.  It really seems as though 62.5/125 is the only one
>> that caught on for FDDI, though.
> Don't know what sign that should be - at least half the fibers
> floating around here available are actually 50/125, mostly w/ at
> least one MIC-side, which points to FDDI.

   I have *never* seen that...and I have done/bought/sold a metric 
buttload of FDDI stuff.

> I think 62.5/125 was preferred in the USA, 50/125 is more common here
> in the old world and also Japan I think.

   ...and that would be why.  I'm in the USA.


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St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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