[rescue] SCSI solutions for Sparcstation Voyager

Martin Marshall martinm at allwest.net
Thu Nov 8 15:46:55 CST 2018

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> From: rescue [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On Behalf Of Mouse
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:46 AM
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> Subject: Re: [rescue] SCSI solutions for Sparcstation Voyager
> For my Voyager, I found a SCSI-to-IDE adapter that was thin enough that
> (and mounted such that) when combined with a thin (~5mm thick) IDE
> laptop drive, the result fit in the Voyager.
> Unfortunately I don't have details, and my Voyager is in storage at the
> moment.  There is a (discouragingly small) chance I may be able to dig
> it out and look at it soon, but, if not, I hope that simply knowing
> such adapters exist may be of some use to you.

I believe that Mouse is thinking of the ADTX SCSI to IDE laptop drive
adapter.  It is mounted to a thin 2.5" IDE drive and converts to the proper
pins for a 2.5" SCSI drive.  I have used them in Suns (Voyager and
SPARCbook).  There were a couple of varieties that could use various
capacity IDE drives.  Ones that I used were limited to a maximum size of 8GB
for the IDE disk.

Finding one may be difficult.  I searched eBay for them about 10 - 15 years
ago and they were hard to find.  Do a Google for "ADTX scsi to ide" and you
can find info and images.  Good luck finding one now.

Martin Marshall

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