[rescue] Anyone have some 50pin SCSI HDD's lying around?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at artell.net
Mon Nov 8 12:13:11 CST 2010
Quoth Christopher Purdy ...
> Just picked up my new Onyx yesterday (Thanks Dan!!), and the
> HDD was toast.. I only had a 2 GB 50 pin drive.. anyone have
> a 9GB or better drive lying around I could snag? I'm happy
> to pay shipping plus a couple bucks for your trouble.
Big 50-pin drives were never very numerous, so you might think about getting
appropriate adapters and using SCA drives. I did that on my Challenge L and
it worked fine. Big SCA drives are common and cheap.
Is your Onyx a _real_ one, not an Onyx2 or something? If so, the original
configuration probably had HVD disks. I don't know about the rack versions,
but on the desksides, there are two "chains" in the drive bay. By default,
chain A is HVD and used for the disks, while chain B is SE and used for the
CD drive, etc. Selecting which chain a sled uses is jumper-selectible on
I passed my Challenge on to another collector over a year ago, and I hadn't
fired it up in a couple of years even then, so my memories may be
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