[rescue] Rubber rot?

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Fri Sep 22 23:53:26 CDT 2006

aewing wrote:
>    > On to a related note (to me, at least), I am aware of
>    > two different types of Sun 611 cases: the "disk" (D-type) case has a
>    sled
>    > and SCA connection, internally, for a disk mount; the "tape"
>    (T-type) has
>    > a 50 pin ribbon connection for narrow SCSI devices.
>    >
>    > Is there a "T-variant" for *wide* (non SCA) devices?
>    >
>    There is no such variant because the only 68-pin devices Sun ever
>    shipped of that vintage*  were the full-height differential disks used
>    in the Differential SCSI Disk  Subsystem (those huge 6-disk trays at
>    the bottom of SC2000s & similar). If you want a SCSI enclosure with an
>    HD68 cable internally, it'd have to be third-party just like the disk
>    you'd be looking to use.

Actually, it's a wide *tape* drive that I am looking to use -- but
your argument still holds.  :-(

>    Hope that helps,

Yes, Thanks!

>    -A
>    * AFAIK, the only other 68-pin devices ever used by Sun were a couple
>    U320 SCSI disks for the recent  x86 Java workstations. Kinda odd that
>    they wouldn't just make these SCA like the rest... they've since moved
>    on to SATA/SAS so I doubt there will be any others.
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