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SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

Robin Bowes
Occasional Advisor

SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

Hi,

I have a few UW SCSI-3 drives kicking around which I would like to use (P/N 339506-B21
Replace with Compaq Spare 4.3GB WU [339514-001]) These have 68-pin female connectors.

I've recently picked up a Proliant Storage Array which is labelled as supporting "Fast Wide SCSI-2". It contains 1GB drives in hot-pluggable caddies ("Replace with compaq Spare 146763-001") which have 50-pin female connectors.

Also, I've got an old Prosignia server with a Smart 2/P RAID controller in it.

What I'd like to know is if I can use the 4.3Gb drives in the caddies by simply using a 68-pin - 50-pin adapter?

Are there any issues with termination I need to consider?

Or will it just not work??!!!

Thanks,

R.
4 REPLIES
Greg Robison
Advisor

Re: SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

This would not be a supported configuration. But the good news is that you might be able to get a drive cage for the 4.3 GB drives. The Smart 2-p will do the job just fine.
Please reply with more information on the Storage array and a option number can be obtained that will get the job done for you.

Greg Robison
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Robin Bowes
Occasional Advisor

Re: SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

Greg,

Thanks for the reply.

Can you clarify: what does "this would not be support a supported configuration" mean? I'm not looking for formal support - this is for a Linux box at home! I just want to know if it will work at all.

Anyway, here are more details of the storage array.

On the back, I can see the following relevant numbering:

Series 3092
212053-004 S2

Thanks,

R.
Robin Bowes
Occasional Advisor

Re: SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

Greg,

Any further information you can give me?

Thanks,

R.
Ross Pettibone
Occasional Advisor

Re: SCSI-2 / SCSI-3 compatibility

I too have an old Prosignia server but without the Smart 2 controller. Let me know if you want to sell it to me - is it PCI or EISA?(prosig 300). I've got the Seagate Barracuda drives similar to yours - 50 pin drives but these have the male pins sticking out from the back of the drive. I've seen a barracuda drive with the female connector (used 2GB for 100.00 Cdn. too high) and assume that's what you have.

An old guy I talked to said it would work - and if you have the cabling - i'd simply try it and see if the drives work!! Ahh the beauty of SCSI. You just need some 68 to 50 adapters - your best bet is to find an old guy that was around when SCSI-2 was hot!! He was about 50 - I'm about 40. Dinosaurs in this fast paced world I know!!
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