[rescue] wide drive in an LX?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at artell.net
Sat Jan 12 14:51:57 CST 2008
Quoth Curious George ...
> --- "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at artell.net> wrote:
> > Quoth Curious George ...
> > > I'd like to replace the 4G half-height drive
> > > in my LX with an 18G third-height drive that
> > > I have "collecting dust".
> > > The cable has a 68pin connector (male) on
> > > one end and a 50 pin terminator on the other.
> > > Adjacent to the terminator is a 50 pin ribbon
> > > (female) connector.
> > > I can strap the drive to force it to
> > > operate in SE mode (vs. LVD). But, how
> > > will operating it without a terminator
> > > on that end of the cable work? Likewise,
> > > since there are only 50 conductors coming
> > > across the cable, the high bits of the bus
> > > are unconnected and, thus, "floating".
> > > Will this be a source of problems?
> > I don't have a complete answer to your question, but
> > I have an LX back home with an SCA drive in it, with
> > an adaptor but no terminator, and it works fine.
> Are you sure the adapter itself doesn't have any
> termination on it?
No, I'm not sure, and I'm 8,000 miles away, so I can't conveniently check.
However, I don't think it does.
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