Subject: Re: Can't partition and format Sun3 disk
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Perry Hutchison <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/31/1995 12:25:52
> > If I go down to Active Components and buy a 50-pin connector, and crimp it
> > onto the ribbon cable coming out of the SCSI tower such that pin 1 on the
> > cable is next to pin 1 on the connector, then all will be happy, right?
> Yes, very much. This is how I connected a SCSI disk (50-pins header) to my
> then-diskless Sun3/60, worked like a charm.

One caveat on this:  in some 3/50's and/or 3/60's, the pin which should
supply +5V for external terminators was grounded instead.  If you connect
such a system to a SCSI device which tries to supply termination power,
you'll get a blown fuse or worse.