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Most (all?) LVD SCSI devices will fall back to SE mode if you use an SE-only
controller and/or SE-only devices on the same bus. Some devices might need
"encouragement" through a force-SE jumper setting. An "LVD-to-SE" adapter
is little more than snake oil.
Until last Thursday, I had a 36GB IBM Ultrastar 73LZX connected to the on-board
SCSI controller on an Intel N440BX. It needed the force-SE jumper for the
computer to see it.
It is possible, though, that the drives you're running across are SCA
drives. These will have a single 80-pin connector on the back instead of
the usual 4-pin power connector and 68- or 50-pin connector. Unless you're
installing the drive in a RAID chassis or other enclosure that supports SCA,
you'll need an adapter that converts from 80 to 68 or 50 pins (68, in your
case) and includes a power connector and jumpers for configuring the drive
(ID, etc.) I use an 80-to-50 adapter on a 4.3GB Seagate Barracuda that's
connected to an Apple IIGS. (It's severe overkill for such a machine, but
the drive was cheap and I won't have to worry about running out of space. :-) )
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