Re: RL drive bulkhead connector

2017-08-07 Thread Ulrich Tagge via cctalk
Each drive has this adapter internally at the flat ribbon cable, so if 
you have a spare drive you could think about using them.
I have done this also, but my drive was damaged by water, so it was ok 
for me to cannibalize the adapter.
It's also possible to go direct from the controller to the drive with a 
flat ribbon cable, but I have not done this, and think that the original 
cable is shielded, ... .


Many Greetings
Ulrich


Re: RL drive bulkhead connector

2017-08-07 Thread Paul Anderson via cctalk
I have a few cables and terminators waiting to be installed. I should have
a few extras and will try to check on Tuesday or so.


Paul

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Kirk Davis via cctalk  wrote:

> Yes they unique and I couldn’t find any when I looked a few years ago.
> They appear on eBay from time to time at ridiculous prices (~$100 range). I
> heard of people bypassing the connectors on the drives themselves and
> connecting to the edge connector inside but I haven’t done this myself.
>
> Kirk
>
> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Aaron Jackson via cctech <
> cct...@classiccmp.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Is the 2x20 pin bulkhead connector on the back of RL02 drives
> > proprietary? Is there a source of them? It seems impossible to find the
> > cables and terminators for these drives, so I was planning to make
> > them.
> >
> > I would rather not have a ribbon cable hanging out the back.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Aaron.
>
>


Re: RL drive bulkhead connector

2017-08-06 Thread Kirk Davis via cctalk
Yes they unique and I couldn’t find any when I looked a few years ago. They 
appear on eBay from time to time at ridiculous prices (~$100 range). I heard of 
people bypassing the connectors on the drives themselves and connecting to the 
edge connector inside but I haven’t done this myself.

Kirk

> On Aug 6, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Aaron Jackson via cctech  
> wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Is the 2x20 pin bulkhead connector on the back of RL02 drives
> proprietary? Is there a source of them? It seems impossible to find the
> cables and terminators for these drives, so I was planning to make
> them.
> 
> I would rather not have a ribbon cable hanging out the back.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Aaron.



RL drive bulkhead connector

2017-08-06 Thread Aaron Jackson via cctalk
Hi everyone,

Is the 2x20 pin bulkhead connector on the back of RL02 drives
proprietary? Is there a source of them? It seems impossible to find the
cables and terminators for these drives, so I was planning to make
them.

I would rather not have a ribbon cable hanging out the back.

Thanks,

Aaron.