I wouldn't be able to tell you which ports are which off the top of my head,
but I will try and explain it (you will need to have your multia handy).
Firstly, the port on the motherboard, the one that is just next to the white
floppy ribbon connector, and behind the floppy drive is a 44-pin mini-IDE
port, you can tell that this is an IDE port because there is a pin missing
from it, and this pin is used for orientation on IDE devices. I think that
this is your J12.
J1 on the SCSI card is the 50-pin SCSI port.
To hook up a 3.5" SCSI drive you will need to have a SCSI card WITHOUT a PCI
slot, this variety has a 50-pin ribbon cable leading off J1 which you can
hook up to an internal 3.5" SCSI drive. These cards came with the 3.5"
mounting bracket that fits wher the PCI card would go, thus eliminating the
PCI slot on the actual card. By the way, you cant buy the actual rack to put
in the hard drive without buying a new scsi card.
These cards are very hard to find, and pretty useless unless you are willing
to give up the PCI slot, and your 2.5" SCSI drive.
Lastly, a company called PIICEON manufactures memory in the UK, and they
stock memory which is compatible with the multia. Their web address is:
The product numbers for the RAM that would suit the multia are: 906-7604,
906-7608, 906-7616, and 906-7632
Another company in the UK that sells memory is Offtek, at
http://www.offtek.co.uk they also sell the memory that is compatible with
the multia. They market it as: "72 Pin FPM Parity Simm - 60NS"
Hope it helps.
PS. If you want to install a 3.5" SCSI drive, i would be happy to trade you
my SCSI card (which has the drive rack and scsi connector that fits on the
hard drive), for yours, as I need PCI slot, and do not use a 3.5" drive.
> Hi I've only got two very quick questions.
> What does port J12 on the mainboard and J1 on PCI riser with SCSI.
> I was told that the J1 was a 50 Pin IDE port, but that looks unlikely
> on a SCSI card. I've looked in the Manual and I can't find any
> reference to what sort of interface it is anywhere. I think that J12
> is IDE, and I think J1 is SCSI-2, but with what I know about SCSI, it
> could be a waffle toaster....
> How do you fit a 3.5" SCSI drive in a Multia??
> By the looks of things you need a special rack to fit where a PCI card
> would go. But I don't have one of those. So maybe the question is
> where do I get one.
> Third (Ok, so I can't count),
> Does anyone know where I can get memory for a Multia in the UK?
> All the links on AlphaLinux for the UK are either dead or the
> companies don't do Alpha || Multia stuff.
> Thanks (and a Gift Voucher [Or small cheap item of your choice] ) to
> anyone who can help.
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