Re: TLZ07-DA box
From: Carl Lowenstein (cdl_at_deeptow.ucsd.edu)
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 05:28:35 +0000 (UTC)
In article <email@example.com>,
Jeroen M.W. van Dijk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Op Thu, 4 Dec 2003 00:51:41 +0000 (UTC) schreef email@example.com
>>I just acquired a TLZ07 DAT drive in a table-top box, hence TLZ07-DA.
>>For cabling compatibility, it would be nice to replace the large 50-pin
>>MicroRibbon connectors with the smaller high-density Honda connectors.
>>But I can't figure out how to remove the outer shell from the drive.
>Why do you want to replace that connector with another.
>If you canīt use the standard cables to connect it with the rest of
>your scsi devices ask yourself why that is. Why your TLZ07 is
>different with the rest of devices.
Why do you think I would be that silly? All of the external SCSI
devices I use these days are 50-pin high-density single-ended.
The connectors are more reliable than the 50-pin "Centronics" which
you might not recognize by its proper name, and the cables are
easier to work with. I stopped using large SCSI connectors several
years ago, converting a few old boxes to new connectors, and avoiding
the use of transitional cables with one end of each type.
>If you do replace it you can get in a lot of trouble you donīt want to
>Some times only the large 50-pin scsi connectors has prevented me from
>blowing up the bus by mixing differential SCSI with no differential
I don't own any HV differential SCSI devices, nor do I intend to.
>Iīm very interessed what the other devices are at the speed of the
>rest of the chain is.
>You would not get in to any heat problems, but if you are on it adding
>an extra fan would not so bad thing after all.
Where? In the small TLZ07 box?
>Aspecially if you are removing the large 50-pins cooling connector.
How does the large connector affect the cooling? I would expect
to read something like this on comp.periphs.scsi, which has a hign
noise-to-signal ratio, but not here.
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