>> Excluding controller cards, is there an adaptor, or cable I can use to
>> connect a fast wide, external drive to a hp C200? The C200 has a Ultra
>> fast wide interface.
>> Strange, the cable interface is exactly the same for the 2.
>Not strange - the connectors for 16bit ( wide ) SCSI2 and Ultra are
>the same 68 pin ones ( even with single ended and differential ) - BUT
>you should use higher cabling quality and be careful with cable length
>So, take a 68 pin connector and plug onto HP.
AFAIK you can plug *any* SCSI drive into *any* SCSI controller (provided
you've got the right adaptor).
We have several machines with fast scsi controllers, and when we bought
some big drives we bought fast wide drives (our supplier assured us
there would be no problem :-). We then did have horrendous trouble, but
one of the nice things about UK law is that sales-people are obliged to
stand by their word. Having EXPLICITLY stated that we wanted to plug a
fast-wide drive into a fast controller if possible, we let the supplier
sort out the mess after they had assured us it was possible. They tried
to sell us a fast-wide controller for about 300GBP (it was COMPAQ, after
all) and we said "no we've got a controller already, we don't want
Finally they put us onto a specialist cable/connector supplier who sold
us some connectors for about 30GBP that convert between standard and
wide format. Good value, we thought. We are now about to buy some
machines with inbuild fast-wide controllers and the drives will be moved
across (which is why we wanted that interface in the first place, COMPAQ
charging the same price for a SCSI disk, irrespective of the drive
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