Exabyte 8200 vs. 8205
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Apr 18 02:29:21 CDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 22:22 -0400, tiggerlasv at aim.com wrote:
> What's that you say? Simply re-flash the firmware, using
> the "special cable" that connects to the back of the drive?
> Easy enough if you have a 4-pin connector on the back.
> It's standard RS232.
> Of course, I have to have the older 3-pin model,
> which is TTL, and needs a leveling adapter. . .
Two options. No, three actually.
1) get a single-chip RS232-to-TTL converter like a MAX232
2) (the third one I thought of) get an el-cheapo USB GPS. These have a
very handy little USB-to-TTL serial interface in the screwed-together
blob in the cable. The GPS speaks TTL and the CP2102 interface turns it
into a USB serial port.
3) Get a serial card. Break TXD and RXD out from the UART. Bring it
out to a socket. (I did this, and changed the 14.<something> crystal
for a 16MHz crystal so I could make a 62500-baud link to talk to a
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