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scsi hard drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by juniormint, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. juniormint

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    ok i posted eariler and its final the scsi seagate is mine and it looks like im keeping it.ok so i bid on the scsi control card thats ldv and now im looking for a cable . my question does the cable need only one terminator? im new to this so if anyone can help me out on installing a scsi hd it would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Arcadion

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    You want a 68pin internal LVD cable, it should either have a terminator built in + two connectors (one for the SCSI card, one for the hard disk), or three connectors + you'll need to plug a terminator into it. The devices should be arranged with the SCSI card at one end, the hard disk in the middle and the terminator at the other end. The SCSI card provides termination for its own end (unless you want to put the SCSI card on the middle of the cable, in which case you need a terminator for each end). The terminator must be LVD or LVD/SE compliant.
     
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    Check the specs out for your SCSI hard drive. Some drives have a jumper or switch built in that lets them act as a terminator. Then you dont need an extra external one.
     
  4. Arcadion

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    Not for LVD-compliant drives, the LVD spec requires that the drive not provide termination. What you say is true for SE drives, though.
     
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