SCSI Connection Question

Sony / Sdt-9000
June 5, 2009 at 08:41:45
Specs: Windows XP

I have one of these.........

Adaptec AHA-2940UW SCSI Adapter Card.

.....and one of these:

Sony SDT 9000 SCSI tape drive.

The tape drive has a 50-pin (Centronics?) connector on the back. However, I only have a 50-pin <--> DB25 connection cable. There are no DB25 ports on the adapter card.

How to I connect the drive up to the adapter card? Is the answer as straightforward as "get a 50-pin male <--> 68-pin female cable? Do such things exist? Is there any way that I can use the internal connectors on the adapter?

What would you do?

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June 5, 2009 at 09:48:10
Last time I looked they had them on Ebay.
under $5.00.

Need to read the fine print as some listing are sketchy about M2F or F2M

If the price is to steep you may be able to pick up a new card with the right pins cheaper.

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June 6, 2009 at 01:37:09
First you have to get to know your devices and the SCSI interfaces available. Interface cards frequently have different internal and external interfaces. The same is true of external devices. A note about your the db25 end of your cable. There were two different 25 pin pinouts. You can find cables and adapters used on older macintosh drives and scanners.

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