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gerrydoire
December 17th, 2008, 06:05 AM
Any thoughts on this thing working with an 8-bit SCSI card inside an 8-bit PC or XT?

http://www.reactivedata.com/3-SCSIBridgeEmulators/PDF/CF%20to%20SCSI%20June%2007.pdf

patscc
December 17th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Well, it says it emulates SCSI-1, so it's a pretty good bet it'll work. I'd try it, but it sounds pricey :(
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gerrydoire
December 17th, 2008, 02:40 PM
Well, it says it emulates SCSI-1, so it's a pretty good bet it'll work. I'd try it, but it sounds pricey :(
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I couldn't find a price,the web site is slow and screwy...

patscc
December 17th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Just think. if I had one, I could put it in a Jazz drive chassis. I could do the following:

PC parallel port -> Jazz Traveller -> SCSI Jazz -> CF to SCSI emulator.

Now all I need is something that'll emulate something to CF.

I sent them an email for pricing, and for a whitepaper. I'll post back with what they get back to me.
I hope it works better than the website...
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Chuck(G)
December 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM
You could also do something like this:

Parallel port->Adaptec MA-358->Acard AEC7726Q->IDE-to-CF->CF

patscc
December 21st, 2008, 10:25 PM
Nice. The Acard AEC7726Q is a LVD SCSI to ide bridge. You'd still need a hd-68 connector to whatever the 358 has, but, by the book, should work. Dou you actually have the two controllers ?
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patscc
December 21st, 2008, 10:27 PM
The SCSI to CF bridge is 750 pounds (UK). Too rich for my blood. I have the manual for it, it's to big to post, pm me with email or ftp, or something, and I'll get it to you.
Darn. Would have been nice...

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Anonymous Coward
December 22nd, 2008, 02:11 PM
I saw ACARD SCSI bridges on ebay for $35. I use one, and it works well.

gerrydoire
December 22nd, 2008, 06:03 PM
I saw ACARD SCSI bridges on ebay for $35. I use one, and it works well.

Can you elaborate more... I'm interested as I'm sure many are...

Anonymous Coward
December 22nd, 2008, 09:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Acard-AEC-7720U-SCSI-To-IDE-Bridge-Card-Adapter-3-75_W0QQitemZ350044078177QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Cab les_Adapters?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

Cloudschatze
December 29th, 2008, 07:14 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Acard-AEC-7720U-SCSI-To-IDE-Bridge-Card-Adapter-3-75_W0QQitemZ350044078177QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Cab les_Adapters?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

If you're looking for even better performance (up to 40MB/s), SCSIforSamplers.com has the "wide" version of this bridge, the AEC-7720UW, for nearly the same cost.

http://www.scsiforsamplers.com/showprod.asp?prod=ACD1

patscc
December 29th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Very cool, saved the link. Only detraction is you'd still need a 50-pin to hd adapter, since most of the ISA scsi controllers (at least, the ones I know of) have a 50 pin header on the internal connector.
Does anyone know of a ISA wide-scsi controller ?

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Chuck(G)
December 29th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Would a wide-SCSI controller make any sense on an ISA bus?

ISTR that the bandwidth of wide-SCSI/SCSI-3 is about 20MB/sec. That's way more than a wimpy little ISA bus can do, isn't it?