putting a machine together -- Adaptec 1542A SCSI

Jay Ts jay at metran.UUCP
Sat Feb 3 18:30:33 AEST 1990

For a disk controller, I used an Adaptec 1542A.  I was lucky in that I was able
to use a 50-conductor ribbon cable and connectors from my previous computer.
Later, I tried to find a local source, and discovered that in the Tampa Bay Area
(pop. appx. 2 million) the only retail electronics store is Radio Shack!  They
do *not* sell SCSI connectors!

So, a word to people thinking of putting a system together (especially using a
SCSI drive, recently a hot topic here) -- don't forget the drive cables.  If
they don't come with the drive or adapter, you have to *make* them.

Now, can someone refer me to a source of 50-pin ribbon connectors (and ribbon)?

				Jay Ts
				Metran Technology
				Clearwater FL

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