Subject: Re: Dual SCSI, single chain?
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/30/1999 16:10:54
Curt Sampson wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Mar 1999, der Mouse wrote:
> > ...I realized I was idly toying with the (external)
> > terminator, did a double-take, and checked - and found the SCSI chain
> > was completely unterminated at the away-from-host end.  And neither the
> > host nor the disk seemed to care.  (I've also seen SCSI busses work fine
> > when terminated at both ends *and* at some intermediate device.  I even
> > saw one mostly-work when "terminated" at *four* points.)
> Actually, one of the things I seem to recall reading in the SCSI
> FAQ is that if your bus length is 60 cm or less, you can `get away
> with murder.' That may be why I tend to get such good results; I
> tend to build fairly short cables (that incidently ususally
> outrageously violate the spacing dictum--often I put less than
> 10 cm of cable between drives).

Reminds me of the 10cm "joiner" cable that I used to link two SCSI
cables together to form a sort of "H" shaped SCSI bus.  Worked fine
on my old PC532 for years...