SCSI cable needed

Simon Fryer fryers at
Wed Sep 27 16:13:25 CDT 2006

Hey All,

On 9/27/06, Roy J. Tellason <rtellason at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 September 2006 06:45 pm, Simon Fryer wrote:


> > I have a couple of these cables but I never seemed to get them to work
> > properly with my DLT drive and my NCR based host adapter. The cheap
> > cables seemed to do something unpleasent to the most significant 8
> > bits that stopped the wide drives from working correctly. The genuine
> > DEC cable I borrowed from a friend on a couple of occasions always
> > seemed to work properly.
> Are you mixing wide and narrow stuff there?

Yup. That would be me! Unless it is all just right - it won't work.

Looking at the bright side SRM (SCSI card in question is in an alpha)
had the guts to say - can not see the hard drive correctly so can not
boot. So I knew I was doing somerthing stupid.


"Well, an engineer is not concerned with the truth; that is left to
philosophers and theologians: the prime concern of an engineer is
the utility of the final product."
Lectures on the Electrical Properties of Materials, L.Solymar, D.Walsh

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