[rescue] WTT: 711 drive box

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue Mar 8 00:06:00 CST 2005

Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>From: "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net>
>>Date: 2005/03/08 Tue AM 02:15:14 GMT
>>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>>Subject: [rescue] WTT: 711 drive box
>>I'm looking to trade a 12 slot 711 drive box for a 
>>6 slot 711 drive box (the one with the 'UltraSCSI'
>>label on the front).
> Just curious, why not just use every other slot? Not to familiar with this piece, and wondering if there is a difference I'm missing...

Speed.  The 6-slot 711 is a 6-slot device because of total bus length 
considerations for UltraSCSI.  The 12-slot 711 will not run at UltraSCSI 
speed, because the bus length on its backplane makes the overall bus too 

  Phil Stracchino
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