Just got a new SH204 minus the hard drive

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rcamp48
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Just got a new SH204 minus the hard drive

Post by rcamp48 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm

I just got my SH204 minus the hard drive, what can I use in it to replace the MFM drive , Brad tells me it will handle SCSI-1 as I have all of the cables and cards I am supposed to get something compatible by tomorrow, I have some 2 Gig SCSI drives but I would have to take them out of their enclosure. I hear the SH204 is quite adaptable. Thanks for all help. Russ :mrgreen:

tzok
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Re: Just got a new SH204 minus the hard drive

Post by tzok » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:51 am

SH204 has an Adaptec ST-506/412 compatible HDD controller inside, and can be used only with such disks. It can be either 5,25" or 3,5" and MFM or RLL compatible. SCSI is something completely different.

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Sorry, I was wrong, SH204 was using a SCSI host adapter (ACSI - SCSI "converter"), and a SCSI to ST-506 hard disk converter... newer SH's and MegaFiles were using ACSI - ST-506 type controllers. If you unplug the converter, you potentially could be successful in connecting a regular SCSI disk.


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