Subject: Re: Dilog 703 SCSI controller question
To: None <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/03/2001 17:03:54
> > The main cabinet cable appears to be straight through, from the
> > KA640 cpu up to the drive bay wall mounted 50 pin dip receptacle.
> Yes. I did not check this yet, but it looks very hard like a 1:1
> connection. (I am talking about a BA215, I don't know what box you
> have.) 

I have a BA213, or its mini-sized-tower brother.  My expectation is
that things should be identical with the BA215 dssi setup.


> > The thing I really need to know is if that 50 pin round DSSI cable
> > running from the drive bay down to the CPU is pin/pin compatible
> > with a straight scsi 50 pin run.  I THINK it is, but need to make
> > sure of that. 

> Please let me know if you checked that. I have the same problem here.
> :-)

OK, I may play with it some over the next several days and see if I can
make an SQ706 work in the thing off the DSSI lines.  It would be a
good thing to know (just don't use the dssi connector on the end of
the cable for anything, until rewired or replaced with a centronics
connector plate like on the VS60 cabinet).