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Is ADAPTEC 29160 suitable for external LVD SCSI devices?

Is ADAPTEC 29160 suitable for external LVD SCSI devices?

Hello.

I want to connect an HP DAT24e to my x4000 workstation.

x4000's got a 68-pin connector for external LVD SCSI devices.

Has anybody tested an ADAPTEC 29160 to connect an HP DAT24e?

Thank you.

 

 

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David Ruska
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Re: Is ADAPTEC 29160 suitable for external LVD SCSI devices?

> x4000's got a 68-pin connector for external LVD SCSI devices.

The DAT24e is narrow (50 pin) SE SCSI. You can put a single ended (SE) device on an LVDS bus, as long as you have an SE (or autosensing) terminator. In your case you will also need a cable adapter to convert from wide to narrow. If there are other devices on the bus, you will also need a high-byte terminator.

Putting a single-ended device on an LVDS bus makes the whole bus operate in SE mode.

> Has anybody tested an ADAPTEC 29160 to connect an HP DAT24e?

The 29160 has a 68 pin LVD external connection. The 29160N has a narrow 50 pin external ultra scsi connection. With the right cable/terminator you should be able to make either of these work.

The 29160N still has a high density connector, so you you will need a high to low density cable either way (I'm fairly sure that the DAT24e has a LD conector).

You can use the adaptec cable selector tool, as an example of the cable type you will need:

http://www.adaptec.com/tools/selectors/cables.html

Note: The DAT24e installation manual recommends a SE host adapter.


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