Re: Is the SCSI card not-working, or the autoloader dead ??
From: Dr. David Kirkby (see_my_signature_for_my_real_address_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 6 Apr 2004 12:48:11 -0700
David Graham <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<r0wcc.3137$zh.633@lakeread01>...
> > Thanks,
> You're welcome.
> > The autoloader is indeed HVD, so I bought the IBM card on eBay, which
> > was advertised as HVD. I can't find an IBM datasheet on it, but IBM
> > FRU 93H3809 is refered to on several differweb sites as single-ended.
> For certainty, so that you don't have to rely on inference from P/Ns,
> there is (nearly always) a symbol near the external SCSI connector. SE
> looks a little like this ( <- ) and HVD looks more like this ( <<- )
> (NOTE 1).
Thanks for that information about the connection symbols, although it
would have not helped here, as the IBM SCSI card has no such symbol.
Why the hell SE and HVD use the same connector is beyond me. Given
there is a risk of damage connecting the two together, you would think
the SCSI standard would specify another connector.
My UMAX scanner has a 25-pin D-plug as the SCSI connector, which seems
a bit stupid - and is not reliably seen on the Sun. I have it on its
I know someone at work managed to blow up his laptop's motherboard by
fitting a SCSI zip drive which also uses 25-pin D-plug.
It all seems so stupid to me. Next someone will decide to use 9-pin
D-types as mains connectors!