[rescue] 68pin to 50pin adapters? (was sparc 10 drive replacements)

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Jan 20 12:28:23 CST 2005

Quoting Arthur Wouk <awouk at nilenet.com>:

> since i am faced with getting 68pin drives for my sparc10s, i have
> looked into ebay and find two kinds: MtoM and FtoF. i have never
> actually seen a 68pin drive so i am bewildered. if they have the same
> configuration as 50 pins, as i expect they would, they have a male
> connector, while the 50 pin source has a female connector. so i would
> judge that i need a 50 pin male to a 68pin female adapter.
> are my eyes deceiving me? or am i thinking inproperly?
Backwards... Narrow drives are male on the drive... having pins.
Wide drives are female on the drive having holes...

You would need a 68 pin male to 50 pin male adapter to plug a normal
system narrow female ribbon cable into a 68 pin drive.


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