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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    I think ArtMix is hard to communicate with given the language barrier. Otherwise, I'd ask him to run some more batches since they've been gone for years. @Cory5412 I think you are right that if someone did have the skills to make a SCSI to SATA they could do quite well. And you are right I think the biggest issue is lack of documentation and helpful articles. For something like this a video may even be helpful. I'd love to see @JDW to a video on the subject. But you know what I've been thinking about lately is that we should have a projects page on 68kmla that summarizes project details and current status. I'm always discovering old projects by accident but the details are often burried in dozens of pages. I really think something like that would be not only helpful but help showcase the voluminous projects that were created here at 68kmla. This post was not meant to bash the SCSI2SD which is a fine device for those it servers. My frustration simply spilled over into an otherwise useful tech development thread.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    The only thing the SCSI2SD will do during the SCSI Probe or Lido is one faint illumination of the LED. Nothing else of any diagnostic value. I'm certain it is saved properly. I can record that if needed to prove. However, for now I'm going to take a break for messing with it. I'll try more things tomorrow and put it under a scope to see if there are any board defects.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    @aperezbios the SCSI2SD is mounted on a 3d printed bracket I bought designed for the SCSI2SD. Unfortunately, all the playing with the floppy disk with Lido on it, now the disk isn't working. But I did run TattleTech (which at least shows it), SCSI Probe which shows but fails to mount, and Apples updated hard drive application which fails to recognize it. Videos of those 3 linked below: https://youtu.be/RwPvJh_lOQE https://youtu.be/g43B6SBvxW8 https://youtu.be/SwaLT-BXgfw
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    Yes, they both work with standard spinning disk hard drives. I just updated the firmware and repeated the testing and still have the same result. It can't find the drive. @jessenator thanks! Thanks nearly exactly what I have. The only difference I can tell would be that I wrote 1.99 since I wasn't sure if the 2gb cap meant to have less size. I just tried with 2gb and the same result I'm afraid.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    I've tried 2 different ribbons, one that was standard and one that was longer (made for plug in and out easier). You are right, I changed the settings to normal rather than Dark Mode and it resolved the textual display issue.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    I've also tried several SD cards and tried formatting them in advance and leaving them as new, same result.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    Save successful but same results
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    The current situation: 1) Using SCSI2SD V5.1 with the above attached configuration 2) Tried using LIDO, FWB, and Apple Utility (each gives an error similar to attached) or doesn't show it. I, of course, realize I must format using a utility outside of the SCSI2SD Utility 3) Machines tried 3 different SE/30 machines 4) That was a different image, I went and tried again just now with the the same spec as listed in the above photo. Save was successful 5) Firmware 4.8.3 which I've not changed since last attempting in November
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    @aperezbios 1.99gb, and the SCSI termination was proper for the SE/30 machines. No other devices on the SCSI bus. Attached is a photo showing exactly what I put in. Sorry the text is white, I have no idea why that is. Its easier to read in person.
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    @aperezbios I don't think there is doubt that they can work. But if you search this forum you will see many others with issues setting them up. My issues were posted here: No device should require so much time and effort to work. If it works for some, that's great and I'm happy for those users. After 2 years and various versions, it's not worth the stress to me. If you wish to have a troubleshooting discussion I ask that you do so in my post regarding SCSI2SD issues. This threads sole purpose is about my desire to create something new and better. That is always the goal of this forum to continue to advance and develop.
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    Perhaps that would be helpful. I may give that a try since I have these just sitting on the table with nothing happening. The one I have that I was given had an image already on it, but that's the one that also needs power cycled I think that's v5. Though, I'll probably still pursue (if viable) SCSI to IDE as it will serve a larger role.
  12. Maybe we can make a souped up version of the Tangential blower to make it like a wind tunnel machine
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    @Cory5412 I think there are reliable IDE to SATA adapters already, and while those only operate at IDE speeds, it is still useful. Unfortunately, it is beyond the scope of my skills or outsourcing abilities. @aperezbios The reason why I hate them is they simply do not work as they should. I have v5 versions that work in some machines, but not others. And on the machines they work on, you must power on the machine, wait for blinking question mark, then restart for it to load. I have 5 V6 versions I bought thinking they would be better to restore SE/30's. I use the SCSI2SD Utility exactly as required, but none of my recapped SE/30 machines will recognize the drive. I used LIDO, Apple utilties, etc. Frankly, it's a disappointing piece of hardware. I posted two threads asking for help with zero results over the last couple years. That's OK though because if I can get a SCSI to IDE adapter off the group it will be superior as it can do optical drives and allow for actual SSDs which will mean a way longer read/write cycle. The only other SCSI adapter I've used was ArtMix's SCSI>CF adapter that was plug and play. It simply worked. Now he is using a modified version of the SCSI2SD that also works as bad as any others.
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    I recently purchased a 50pin SCSI to IDE adapter from eBay. It appears to have sound connectors to even allow optical drives to function. My question (to the experts), does it appear that these chips are off the shelf stuff? In other words, if I sent it out for reverse engineering could everything be sourced? It appears, that there is at least 1 programmable logic chip. If that is the case, could it be cracked easily? I'm perfectly content using it as-is but given that I'm starting to hate SCSI2SD I think it might be a good alternative. I've never been able to get one of my 3 different version of the SCSI2SD to actually work. @joethezombie @Bolle @Trash80toHP_Mini I can post more pictures when it arrives, unless its a nonstarter then I won't bother.
  15. @JDW I'd be happy to donate a custom made clear SE fan that was offered with the clear case project. I bought the molds for these and they are clear (well slightly frosted) with LEDs. They put out 24 CFM which beats Noctua on performance, though slightly louder. If you are interested, please PM me your address and I'll have one set your way.
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