Phil Nelson | 4 Sep 18:31 2006
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A SCSI disk ...

Hi,

   I just had a bunch of SCSI disks drop into my lap ... and
I was wondering if someone here knew if there was any kind
of an adapter available that would allow one (me) to connect
a Fujitsu MAJ3281MC (Ultra 160 SCSI) to my pc532.   If so,
I'd be able to get it running again.

  Thanks.

--Phil
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Dieter | 4 Sep 12:49 2006

Re: A SCSI disk ...

> I just had a bunch of SCSI disks drop into my lap ... and
> I was wondering if someone here knew if there was any kind
> of an adapter available that would allow one (me) to connect
> a Fujitsu MAJ3281MC (Ultra 160 SCSI) to my pc532.   If so,
> I'd be able to get it running again.

Google can't find MAJ3281MC.

I suspect this is LVD wide.  (Step one is to verify this.)  LVD is supposed
to be compatible with SE.  For the wide->narrow, you need an adapter that
terminates the high byte.

http://www.scsisource.com/scsi_adapters/

has wide to narrow adapters for $13.50-$22.  They don't say, but I suspect
these are for LVD.  I would verify this before getting one.

The case you have to watch out for is plain differential, now sometimes
called High Voltage Differential to distinguish it from the newer Low
Voltage Differential.  The connectors are the same, but the pinout is
different.  Connecting a HVD drive to a SE bus like the PC532 has requires
a converter board.

Disclaimer: This is not recommendation pro or con for scsisource.com.
I have not done business with them.

Phil Nelson | 5 Sep 02:16 2006
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Re: A SCSI disk ...

On Monday 04 September 2006 03:49, Dieter wrote:
> The case you have to watch out for is plain differential, now sometimes
> called High Voltage Differential to distinguish it from the newer Low
> Voltage Differential.  The connectors are the same, but the pinout is
> different.  Connecting a HVD drive to a SE bus like the PC532 has requires
> a converter board.

Ok, this makes sense.  I see it says "Ultra 160 SCSI/SCA2/LVD", so I
assume it is a Low Voltage Differential ...   The drive also has the
number 3892A727 on it.

Thanks for the pointer to scsisource.com. 

--Phil

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