[rescue] It really sucks ....

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Mon Jun 2 14:57:04 CDT 2003

Be sure that the connector is SCA... just because it is the same
physical connector does not mean that it is the same wiring.

The connector used in SGI Indigo2 systems is the same physical connector
as SCA, but all my research on the net seems to indicate it is wiried

If you plug an SCA drive into that array on an SCA connector extender
and you don't make sure that it is correct, expect something to let out
the magic smoke... 

-- Curt

>Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 09:45:08 -0400 (EDT)
>From: andycadd at earthlink.net
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: RE: [rescue] It really sucks ....
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>I've found a partial solution now I need the supplier.
>my SAG array holds 20 trays I own none.
>The tray takes a 68 pin drive but plugs into the backplane
>with an 80(SCA), the plugs are recessed slightly or I would simply plug a 80 
pin drive in direct.
>Rather than relieve the metal backplane to allow the drive 
>full contact with the connector I'm looking for an 80 pin extender M-F.  
>I found Circuit Associates manufactures them
>I need to find a distributor.
>Retaining the drive is next but the screw holes in the sides of the drive line 
up with the slides in the case I'll rig a simple bracket and make 40 or so.
>Hope this helpssome people
>If anyone has a drive canister for an MTI (older DAS9000)
>I need 1 of those.
>I have many 50 pin DEC[SBB] canisters to trade 
>I'm keeping the 68's and 80's (sorry)
>-------Original Message-------
>From: "Michael A. Turner" <mturner at whro.org>
>Sent: 06/02/03 11:47 AM
>To: 'The Rescue List' <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: RE: [rescue] It really sucks ....
>>  On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 03:54:17PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> > On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 03:51 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> > >...to discover that a piece of hardware that you can't use 
>> because you
>> > >lack crucial accessories isn't even salable, because 
>> without those key
>> > >accessories it's not worth the cost of shipping it across town.
>> > 
>> >   Eh?  What is it, and what accessories are you missing?
>> It's a HP NetServer Storage System/6.  Without the 
>> HP-specific disk trays.
>> The trays sell for outrageous prices, and without them, an 
>> empty chassis
>> -- redundant power supplies and all -- seems to sell for about $5.
>   	I feel your pain, have the same problem with an Axil storage array.
>Great shape, has power supplies and everything else. No HD sleds or cage
>the raid cards. They are unobtanium of the highest order. Hate to toss it
>it cost me nearly $100 a couple years ago. Most of that being shipping.
>Michael A. Turner
>Systems Engineer WHRO
>michael.turner at whro.org
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
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