[rescue] Sparc LX Wanted

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Sun Feb 26 18:19:38 CST 2006

On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 17:31:51 -0500, Sheldon T. Hall <shel at tandem.artell.net> wrote:

> Saith Kevin Loch ...
>> Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>> > If the machine has no floppy drive, minor sheet-metal
>> > hackery can turn the
>> > hard drive mounting 90 degrees, and provide space for an
>> > SCA drive and a
>> > convertor.  You have to be careful about SIMM height and
>> > such, but it can be done.
>> You can use a 68 pin drive with internal 68 pin cable and adapt it
>> to 50 pin to connect to the board.  No mounting modification is
>> necessary.  The cabling folds up nicely in the case.
> That would be nicer, I have to admit, if you can find some 68-pin drives
> that aren't too expensive.
> -Shel
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I have a 9 GB Medalist with a 68-pin connector that's been sitting around for a while.  I used it once on my Windows PC to put the swapfile on there, until I discovered that it was slower than the ATA-100 system drive.  And IIRC it runs a little hot.

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