[rescue] Wide disk on Narrow bus, reprise

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 9 11:42:32 CST 2008

Hi, Mark,

--- Mark Brown <sunrescue at marknmel.com> wrote:

> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> > Curious George wrote:
> >> Overkill.  The LX would have been good for the
> >> job *if* it had some more disk space (4G is just
> >> not enough and with a box full of 18G drives I
> >> figured *that* was a logical upgrade  :< )
> >
> > Why not just pick up 18GB narrow drives?  They
> were indeed made, once 
> > upon a time.
> Ah - you are missing the finer point of this
> upgrade. 

Exactly.  And *most* of the rationale behind this
LIST!  :>

> Having once tried this and failing with my IPX, I
> understand with the OP 
> was trying to do. Square peg into a round hole. 
> I love it :-)
> I've often wondered how a scsi<>ide acard adapter
> would work?  But at 
> $80 or so, sounds like an expensive LX or IPX (or
> U5/10 with a scsi card 
> - and yes I know that U5/10's already have ide...)

For the LX, there just isn't enough room behind
the drive to squeeze in *any* sort of adapter.
You'd have to go to a laptop drive and/or modify
the mounting brackets.

My approach *should* have been painless  :-/

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