connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Alex Hunsl » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:33:48


Are ther any caveats about connecting an external drive (DAT40) to an
internal scsi connector on a SCSI PCI card?
(Apart from the obvious fact that I have to get the cable from the
outside of the PC to the inside somewhere).
For example, what should the maximum cable length be?

I've tried googling for suggestions for this particular situation but
haven't found much yet...

alex
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Conn » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:34:35


"Alex Hunsley" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > skrev i meddelandet


Not longer than 50 cm should be ok...

 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Dave » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:35:31


Sounds like maybe you need to hone your googling skills as this type of
question shows up at least once per month. Maximum cable length is
spsecified for each SCSI standard, try searching for "cable length scsi" and
sift through the thousands of hits. There is no way to answer your
question given the lack of information provided.

Out of curiosity why don't you use the external connector?
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Ron Reaug » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 03:26:31


Not really.


5 feet is safe under all circumstances. 10 freet is safe if only the tape
is on the SCSI chain. If LVD mode is in use then 30 feet might be possible.
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Ron Reaug » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 03:28:08


HUH...50 cm is not relevant to anything SCSI.
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Folkert Ri » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 04:38:33


Nonsense.
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Conn » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 06:15:10


"Folkert Rienstra" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > skrev i meddelandet





Depends if its a wide or SCSI 1 or 2...
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Folkert Ri » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 01:09:59


Utterly Clueless.
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Conn » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:18:33


"Folkert Rienstra" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > skrev i meddelandet







an
but


..the rain is here.......
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Conn » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:24:52


"Alex Hunsley" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > skrev i meddelandet


http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Folkert Ri » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:51:52


Needless to say more ...
 
 
 

connecting external drive to internal scsi connector on PCI card

Post by Folkert Ri » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 06:37:03


Depends on the card:
SE up to 3 meters for less than 5 devices or 1.5 meters for 5-8 devices
for Ultra SCSI, 3 meters unrestricted (except for spacing requirement)
for Fast SCSI.
LVD up to 12 meters depending on bus rate and more than 2 devices,
up to 25 meters for point to point.


Oh wow, a retailer website.

And no 50 cm anywhere in sight.