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    scsi question

    Hi,

    I have a sony digital data storage tape drive - 12GB native i think, it's a sony SDT-9000. It has a SCSI SE connector, and i want to put this in a server along with a SCSI card make by LSI. But i dont know if they're compatible. The tape drive came from another server but it had an adaptor on it and a different type of converter. I've attached pictures of these devices, my question is do i just need a 50 pin SCSI cable?

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    Matt

    PS; sorry about me being in the pics, was using the webcam on the NC10.
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    If the you have an IDC 50 pin connector at both ends then you have a good chance of it working.
    50pin IDC typically meant SCSI-2 SE (Single Ended)

    Which LSI SCSI Card is it ? check if its SCSI-2 SE.

    Other thing to remember with SCSI devices/cables is termination, either a jumper, resister pack or cable terminator will be needed.

    Andy

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    The tape drive has termination pin on the back. Well it has 8 oairs of jumpers, 3 for SCSI ID, currently set to ID 0, DC disabled, SCSI parity enabled, one pair not in use, Term power on, and termination enabled.

    In it's previous install, it was on a SCSI cable with multiple connectors and a terminator. Also had 2 other SCSI devices.

    The LSI card is a SYM8600SP, to which i've found the manual here; http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSyste...ABs/8600sp.pdf

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    From your pictures it looks to me the adapter is a 50pin to 68pin, so yes as far as I can see you just need a cable. Just remove that adapter.

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    kwl, thats what i was hoping for, simple.

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    Looks fine, but do you need 24" of cable?

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    I'm sure I have some of these cables in the workshop at work. (Can't be sure until Monday)
    PM your address and I will pop one in the post on Monday if I can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Looks fine, but do you need 24" of cable?
    yes; i have to get from the card to the tape drive - and i want to go around all the other stuff when i add 4 more drives, so would like to flatten it out up the side of the drives.

    the case is in the pic - need to go from the bottom PCI to the top drive space, the CD and tape will be swapped over.
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