"Futuredomain" 8bit SCSI (??)

Eric J Korpela korpela at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 12:37:34 CDT 2005


On 4/20/05, Andrew Jones <aijones2 at bsu.edu> wrote:
> I've never heard of the store selling it, I've never heard of the
> company manufacturing it, but there you have it.  A new-old-stock
> eight-bit ISA SCSI card.
> 
> Does anyone think this is on the level?

I've never known Weird Stuff to falsly advertise. 

Future Domain was one of the earlier providers of SCSI cards for IBM
compatibles.  Their cards also shipped with some SCSI CD-ROM drives.

There is one major thing to be beware of, though.  THE FUTURE DOMAIN
25pin SCSI IS A DIFFERENT PINOUT THAN THE MAC 25pin SCSI!!!!  To make
matters worse, Future Domain made cards with both pinouts.  Once the
Mac pinout became popular Future Domain started putting stickers
saying "Future Domain" near the 25 pin connectors on their cards. 
Earlier cards don't have these, so a DVM is your best bet to know
whether you have an early Future Domain card with the Future Domain
pinout or a later card with the Mac pinout.

Eric




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