I worked for nearly a year with an unterminated SCSI bus (card-to-Acer, nothing
out) with no problems that I could recognize. After I started having
unexplainable (and unreproducible) problems, I bought and installed a
terminator for about $30 US. I would not swear so in court, but the terminator
*might* have helped. Or it might not have--I'm not sure how one tells the
difference. For my apps, it was very slight.
On Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:40:09
Richard N. Moyer wrote:
>>On Wed, 06 Jun 2001 18:33:43 -0400 Lynn Allen (email@example.com)
>>> Ouch! I don't think that I, for one, realized that Phil's G4 wouldn't
>>> use a standard SCISI card. Aparently, Acer didn't, either.
>>Acer used a SCSI card which didn't require a terminator, so almost
>>certainly was not-quite-standard at all.
>Note necessarily. Many scanners have auto termination built into
>their twin connectors (inside the box). Which allows you to simply
>connect the cable and leave the other SCSI connector "open". I think
>most devices have built in termination so that the hap hazard users
>won't blow their SCSI cards, or motherboards (in the case of Apple).
>Either this, or they gave you a terminator, which was a small 50 pin
>plug-in device that had two L.E.D.s on it. In any event, you don't
>want to leave a SCSI bus unterminated. Ever.
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>>info & comparisons
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