Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Mitchfromnj)
Oh man SCSI, you'll be hard pressed to find anything, but important also, what would you be connecting it to?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to Mitchfromnj)
I'm assuming that the hard drive is from a Blue & White G3. You'll have to spend more money than you'd probably want to, just to accomplish this. You can use any SCSI I/II enclosure that's designed for either a 3.5" HDD or 5.25" optical drive. These enclosures typically have a pair of Centronics-50 ports on the rear. Internally, the 50-conductor ribbon cable's plug must be adapted for use with your 9 GB Ultra2 LVD drive. I think your hard drive has a 68-pin connection, so you'd need an adapter that converts the 68-pin interface to a 50-pin connection and has high-byte termination (or 9-line negation), to safely "tie off" the unused 18 conductors. You'd also install a jumper across the pins that select "SE" (Single-Ended) operation of the drive. Because the high-byte termination adapter for the hard drive doesn't terminate the SCSI bus, you'd also need an Active SCSI terminator to plug into one of the Centronics-50 ports on the rear of the enclosure. The other Centronics-50 port would be cabled/connected to the external SCSI port on the host computer.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks very much for taking time to reply :-} I need to connect it to my iMac to retrieve data.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to Mitchfromnj)
...and being as it's a 68-pin SCSI hard drive, I had no other idea on how to get the data off of it (the beige G3 tower no longer even starts up). I just want to get the data off of it and get rid of the hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to Mitchfromnj)
Believe it or not, I think your best/cheapest option is another Beige, you should be able to get one free or ridiculously cheap, and use that as an "enclosure".