- Jan 7, 2020
It just may have been replaced sometime while it was in service, that was common back then.
The last time I used it was on an old pentium 75. I thought maybe it was a cable I could buy, not realizing it was part of the monitor. Shame.Although once monitors got bigger they stopped using that plug, although the plug remained on PSUs for a very long time after that even though it was not safe to run them that way due to the current draw of later CRTS
I'll just stick with its own power. Plugs are not hard to come by lol.I am sure you can buy them still, just I wouldnt trust an old PSU to even run one of those old 12-13 in CRTS.
I don't have any experience with SCSI cards or drives, but I think this is one?Although a lot of times it was just a boring 486 or pentium with just a modem.....no cool old sound cards, video cards, or SCSI cards...
Good call, those PCI-X (64-bit PCI) Adaptec SCSI controllers were extremely reliable and had solid performance back in the early to mid-2000s, and I still have quite a few of them.
Exactly!Yeah that big 50 pin and the trapezoid shaped 68 pin are always a giveaway. Plus adaptec made a lot of SCSI cards, most of the ones I have are from them along with a few tekram and off brand ones.
They all work in a standard 32-bit PCI 33MHz or 66MHz slot (assuming it will fit) - you are right, and we did that very thing with this exact controller back in the day when on a budget!Since it has a universal PCI-X connector, you can see if it works in a normal PCI slot, just make sure there's room for the connector to overhang the back of the slot. Some cards do, some don't. In the case it does work, the card will be bottlenecked by the narrower slower 32 bit PCI.
Back in the day SCSI was really awesome, but it was spendy to get it set up. The cards were expensive, the cables were expensive, the drives were expensive but very fast, and even the cable terminators were expensive. It was nice having 10 and 15k rpm drives though, they were the SSDs of their day. Good old IBM ultrastar, seagate cheetah, and maxtor atlas drives, plus a lot of the good early CD burners were SCSI also.
The first one looks like a DMS-59 cable.
A little googling says it's a dual VGA connector. Pretty uncommon.The first one looks like a DMS-59 cable.
I've used a lot of those with SFF GPUs like low-end Quadro NVS and FireMV GPUs (way before micro-HDMI and mini-DP were a thing), and were mostly used for 2D workstations needing multiple (2-4) displays in such a form factor.
I've seen the second one before back in the 1990s and early 2000s, but my memory eludes me as to what the connector is called.
Yep, and others are dual-DVI as well - still have one in operation at work.A little googling says it's a dual VGA connector. Pretty uncommon.