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Connecting a 80 pin scsi hd to a 68 pin controller


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bobgbk

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I have a Compaq Evo SSF D500 P. 4 with 1.7 mhz. I want to install a Compaq 72.8 gb 10k rpm ultra 320 scsi Hdd pn: 232431-003 model no. BD07264546.

Need advise as to whether this hd can be connected to my 68 pin controller (adaptec 29160n) with a lvd single device ribbon cable by using converter adapter.

In another forum, tech response was in part: "I would not, under any circumstances, install a 80 PIN SCA to 68 Pin adapter. They don't work and they will likely kill your drive. Even if you did find one that did work they tend to fit loose and that too will kill your drive. "

Are converter adapters as unreliable as this or is there a particular kind that is known to work reliably?
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Kemasa

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I have never heard that before. SCSI drives check the connection to determine what speed to use. I have connected 80 pin drives to a 68 pin controller without a problem.

You might want to see if you can get a newer controller since it will be faster what that drive.
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