[Summary] external case for internal disks

From: Paramasivam, Meenakshisundaram (mparamas@iupui.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 15:02:09 CDT


Thanks to the following people and their responses. Original question is at
the end.
Just a note: Sun does not sell multi pack without disks in it, and it is way
too expensive, hence it will not work for me. I am getting "pleasing" quotes
from other places :)

Thomas Anders [anders@hmi.de]:
JMR Fortra enclosures (www.jmr.com) are rock-solid, available as

Yash Khemani [yash@khemani.com]:
You can get external cases which have SCA connectors. I believe
www.cablemakers.com has some nice ones. You can also look at SCA-to-UW
(80 pin to 68 pin) or SCA-F (80 pin to 50 pin) convertors, which will let
you use any Fast SCSI or Ultra SCSI enclosure. Again, www.cablemakers.com
has nice ones. So does www.adjile.com - they are more high end, for

gabriel rosenkoetter [gr@cs.swarthmore.edu]:
www.pricescan.com, www.pricewatch.com, cda.com

Ron E. Nelson [rnelson@nospam.visi.com]:
We use a Sun MultiPack for this. The disk/brackets for the Ultra1 systems
should plug right into this, and it can hang off the back of an Ultra1
as well. This will automatically handle the ID setting of the drives
as well. This should be available from all kinds of sources.
A second option would be a Kingston (Or other third party) case. This
would probably work as well, but will involve more hassle to set up.
However, this will also be less costly.

Sun offers a multi pack for external disks up to 4 disks in one enclosure.

Grigoriy Abramov [gabramov@cpe.uchicago.edu]:
Check Kingston company.
DataSilo product.

Multipack from Sun. Check into Sun Education pricing.

Bruce R. Zimmer [bzimmer@all-phase.com]:
I have used Trimm Technologies for just this type of application for years.
My preferred distributor is Rohr Systems (800) 582-2846 Sales rep Bruce
Hyman. They have been very knowledgeable in making sure that I get the
right enclosure and assist me in configuring cables and terminators also.
Sorry to gush but this is one distributor that has always gone out of their
way to help. You can check trimm out at http://www.trimm.com/products.html
Look at the JBOD products, I think that you will find what you are looking

Michael Cunningham [malice@exit109.com]:
Sun sells them.. but they are expensive.. My first choice
for external multi disk cases is www.dirtcheapdrives.com
They have good tech support and the sales guys know what they
are talking about big time.

Kulp, Scott (Scott)** CTR ** [skulp@lucent.com]:
        Box Hill has the support for tose drives

-----Original Message-----
I replaced 2, 4GB internal disks with 9GB disks on Sparc-20 and Ultra-1
machines. Now I have many 2, 4GB disks piled up and I would like use an
external SCSI case to mount these internal disks, and use it. Is there a
mini tower where I can mount more than one internal disk?

All internal disks have 80-pin single connecter scsi (in Seagate terms: WC)

Has anyone used such a box? If so where do I find one.

Sundar Paramasivan mparamas@iupui.edu
Systems Administrator
Indiana University Radiology/Imaging Science

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