[rescue] hard drives for sparc10?

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Mon Jan 17 16:49:23 CST 2005

> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:23:46PM -0700, Arthur Wouk wrote:
>> 3) is there a functioning 50pin to 68pin converter which would allow
>> me to use sca scsi drives at least in external boxes?  any experience
>> with these? i know there is no room internal to the sparc10s.
> Yeah, 68 to 50 pin converters are available.  I bought one for
> something like $3 on ebay to allow me to use a 68pin device in a Sun
> 411.  The adapter I bought didn't actually allow the device to fit in
> the 411 case properly though.  I think there are likely smaller
> adapters.
> I also "have"[0] a SCA adapter that allows you to connect SCA drives to
> either 68 or 50 pin cables.  It fits fine in a Sun 411 case, and I
> think it would fit fine in a SS2, but I've never actually seen the
> insides of a SS10.

It's interesting to note that the Acard IDE->SCSI adapters (50pin) are
down to $70 each on www.getlaptop.com .

> [0] I loaned it to my place of employment and they have since been
>    unwilling to reimburse me for it, nor return it.  Thus, my Indy has
>    been sitting diskless since then (although I wouldn't have had time
>    to do anything with the Indy these past few months anyway).

This alone is a sign to change jobs.  Your technology and stuff should
always remain yours unless they pay you for it.  Period.

Mike Hebel
"I think we used too much!" - Chris Knight

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