Yeah, would definitely be a nice option.I did not even notice So I guess designing a cheap (< $10) HD30 to DB25 could be a good idea
Yeah, would definitely be a nice option.
This one appears to be the correct adapter as well
Short/sweet version: be very careful about using those cheap adapters. I have several from various box lots I've snagged over the years. They're not as robust, but are probably good enough with careful use in a stabilized retro setup. But be careful, the longer the moment arm, the more danger of hot unplugging the SCSI connection a/o breaking something, like the solder connections on the PB logic board's connector.
Someone warned in another thread recently that those types of adapters are to be avoided. Strain relief is provided by Apple's adapter cables. I heartily agree with that. I'll add to that the fact they also lack the slide-lock mechanism of Apple's HD50 connector on the cables. That lock makes a world of difference, I never had great confidence in using my MICRO EN/SC in the field, which uses the same type connector as the inexpensive L-shaped adapters, but in the office or at home I didn't worry too much about it.
edit: I'll take some pictures to show the different connector configurations when I get the chance.
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What do you mean by good enough ? What are the downsides of cheap adapters apart from hot unplugging ?
I think it's mostly the physics of it: the cheaper ones tend to be big rigid things and these will put more strain on the connector on the powerbook, because they'll create a moment around it. The Apple ones tend to be smaller, and the better ones are flexible / cables. So you're much less likely to break something by sheer physics, if that makes sense.
http://www.pacificcable.com/Picture_Page.asp?DataName=SC38Any ideas of what's the name of the HDI-30 connector ? I can't find it on DK. Maybe it has another name ?
I did not know about that, nice ! I wonder if designing one would be worth it ?
- fast to design
- cheaper (especially because the one you suggest does not cheap to EU)
If I can't find one to buy on ebay I'll do this little project I think
I think that if you review the AppleTalk chapter in Inside Macintosh volume VI you'll find some discussion on the .ENET and .ENET0 drivers which would be applicable.
Do refer to the AppleTalk chapter in Inside Macintosh volume VI for the standard driver interface, if you are not already aware of it.