[rescue] WTT: 711 drive box
shawn at synack-hosting.com
Tue Mar 8 00:09:37 CST 2005
And because the 6 slot one will take 1.6" SCA SCSI drives , which
are a lot cheaper ;-)
 Some 1.6" drives will fit in the 12 slot, but most won't because
the drive hits the SCA connector for the slot above.
On 8-Mar-05, at 12:06 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> 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 long.
> Phil Stracchino
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