Subject: Re: Can't partition and format Sun3 disk
To: Brett Glass <>
From: Tom Samplonius <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/30/1995 03:33:35
On Sat, 30 Dec 1995, Brett Glass wrote:

> > Doesn't the shoebox use standard SCSI DB50?  So any SCSI
> > centronics or mini50 to DB50 cable should work?
> I believe that a DB-50connector was made an "alternate" standard for
> SCSI, mainly to placate some vendors (NCR wanted them to keep buying
> SCSI chips).  But it was expensive to make cables with this connector, so
> few people ever did. I believe that Sun uses something different still. The
> two connectors that DID catch on were the Centronics-50 and the internal
> 50-pin header.  Apple established a de facto standard for DB-25.  And
> SCSI-2 established a standard for a skinny AMP connector that almost always
> falls off.

  Well, I just saw in a catalogue yesterday, SCSI cables available from 
female DB50 to centronics connector, and female DB50 to SCSI-2 mini-50