Fw: SCA drives - any interest?

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:40:12 CST 2015


In the immortal words of Emily Litella: Never mind.

I keep forgetting that I still have a couple of Proliants, ML370s as it turns 
out; not quite the same bay, but probably close enough.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Stein" <mhs.stein at gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: SCA drives - any interest?

>I have a couple of 6-drive hot swap bays that some of these drives came out of; 
>unfortunately I didn't make a note of what systems they came out of but they 
>look like the bay in this Proliant ML370:
> http://techtradepartners.squarespace.com/blog/2011/1/3/we-practice-what-we-preach.html
> although this 5500 looks vaguely familiar and there are two of these bays...:
> http://tempcomgauper.blog.com/2014/04/06/compaq-proliant-5500-server/
> In any case, they interface through a 68-pin SCSI connector and a 6-pin power 
> connector; by any chance would anyone know where I could find the pinout for 
> that power connector?
> Maybe this isn't the best place to ask; is there a forum where server fans 
> hang out?
> Thanks,
> mike
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Zane Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 8:21 PM
> Subject: Re: SCA drives - any interest?
> On Nov 2, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> On 11/02/2015 08:54 AM, Mike Stein wrote:
>>> In case anyone is looking for the 'caddies' it looks like they're
>>> mostly HP/Compaq, including several dummies; I scrapped more IBM
>>> servers than HP, but to my surprise I only found two IBM units.
>> The nice thing about SCA drives is that adapters for narrow- or wide-SCSI 
>> are/used to be available.  I've run SCA drives with old Power Macintoshes, 
>> for example.
>> I don't know if it's still true, but high-performance SCA drives do tend to 
>> run pretty hot.
>> --Chuck
> I have one or two of those adapters somewhere.  Any SCA drives I've used, have 
> been quite hot, which is why I run them in external enclosures intended for 
> them.  It's rare to find ones that run at less than 7200rpm, most are 10k or 
> 15k.
> Zane

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