[conspire] Time flies

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 17 00:34:56 PST 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Sure, you can get huge SATA or PATA disks for not much nowadays, but what
> are the largest SCSI drives they sell now?

With 68-pin connectors, I see 73 GB a lot.

Incidentally, I've been using the oddest little thing to test my
SCA-connector SCSI drives:  It's a little SCA-to-50pin converter,
allowing me to hang those off the 50-pin internal chain of an old
Adaptec 2940 PCI card.  

I also found a 68-pin to 50-pin converter, but it seems not to work, so
I'll have to test the 68-pin drives on my VA workstation's production
SCSI chain (a Symbios host adapter).

Sadly, the largest drive, a 36GB IBM SCA, proved to be completely dead,
but the survivors include an 18GB, a 4.2GB, a pair of 2.1GB drives, and
a pair of 1GB ones.  Still to be tested are four 2.1GB 68-pin drives,
and three PATA (legacy IDE) ones:  7.5GB, 7.5GB, and 2.1GB.

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