[rescue] SCSI/IDE laptop adapters

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Aug 26 16:18:57 CDT 2007

>From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at artell.net>
>Date: 2007/08/26 Sun AM 08:16:16 CDT
>To: 'The Rescue List' <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] SCSI/IDE laptop adapters

>Quoth Lionel Peterson ...
>> I do not need any of these, as I can't think of any machines 
>> I plan to run that use 50 pin SCSI drives - if it was an 
>> adapter to take 2.5" laptop IDE drives and adapt them to SCA 
>> I might be interested...
>There are, or were, 2.5" SCA drives.  I think Seagate called that form
>factor "9", like the ST936701LC.  They seem to be pretty rare, though
>Seagate has them in their current catalog.

Neat - I'm thinking I'd want to use IDE drives in place of SCA  drives in typical applications, and the *ideal* adapter (with a trivial market size, I understand) would be to either take a 2.5" IDE drive, and put it on a sled that is identical to a 3.5" SCA drive (plug compatible) OR an adapter that attaches to a 3.5" IDE drive and turns a 1/3 height drive into a 1/2 height drive, again SCA drive plug compatible...

BUT, I'm de-emphasising my SCSI/SPARC-based systems in favor of SATA-based x86 hardware...


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