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    Default SCSI termination of drive that worked in Amiga 2000.

    Hi
    I need to connect my old hard disk from Amiga 2000 - the Quantum Pro Drive LPS (about 100-120 MB capacity), that worked internally with A. L. F. II SCSI in Amiga. The hard disk don't have a termination resistors, because the termination is probably turned on in CD-ROM drive. When connecting it to more modern Adaptec PCI adapter it will be the only one item in the line(not counting card). Should I buy a passive terminator or active? Is using active terminator safe(it's just cheaper for me)?
    Thank You for answering in advance

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    The PCI adapter probably needs the active terminator. IIRC, passive terminators were only useful if all SCSI devices on the chain were restricted to SCSI-1 speeds and all the PCI cards I know of are much faster than that.

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    I don't know which LPS SCSI drive you have, but all have internal termination capability. See here

    I'd use those before an external terminator.

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    While the card might be much faster then SCSI-1 the 120MB hard drive isn't so either terminate the drive with resisters, terminate the 50 pin cable with something else on the end or a passive terminator. Are you going to use something like Amiga Forever to read the HD in a PC?
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