[rescue] Wide disk on Narrow bus, reprise

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 7 17:56:08 CST 2008

Hi, Scott,

--- Scott Quinn <compoobah at valleyimplants.com> wrote:

> > Next, I tried installing a 50pin (F) to 68pin (F)
> > adapter in the 50 pin header on the motherboard.
> > Then, running a 68pin cable between the drive's
> > 68pin connector and the 68pin connector presented
> > by this adapter.
> Terminated 16-bit at one end, I assume - should be
> good (see below)

Terminator on the end of the wide cable adjacent to
the drive itself. 

> > Note that I had strapped the drive to "FORCE SE
> > MODE" to ensure it wasn't an LVD vs. SE issue.
> Did you also jumper it to "force narrow/8-bit
> transfers"? I've had  

There are no jumpers for this -- else I would
have tried it.  :<  So, if this is the problem,
it appears both drives suffer from it.  :<

> several drives that refuse to auto-negotiate the
> width of the bus  
> (Fujitsus seem to be a common culprit). Jumper them
> 8-bit and they  
> start working.

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