[SATLUG] OT: Help needed to identify an old part

Jim Parkhurst JPARKHUR at dot.state.tx.us
Fri Oct 31 12:57:06 CDT 2008

The second connector allows the box to be "daisey-chained". The box itself has a single ID-of-7 and, based on the estimated age, will hold a single media (FDD/.HDD/CD).

>>> Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> 10/31/2008 12:49 >>>
Yeah, I forgot to mention the little number display with the up/down 
selector buttons -- that's what made me think it was a SCSI interface.  
Actually, it looks like I could put in another drive (there's a second 
data connection on the PC board) if I wanted to.

Al Lesmerises

Jim Parkhurst wrote:
> Looks like an external SCSI-1 drive enclosure. Good for one floppy or hard drive. The round opening at the lower-right looks to be the power input from an external brick. This would supply the 12/5v for the drive. And, of course, the little rectangle between the power switch and the top SCSI-1 connector is the SCSI ID switch with buttons top (touch up) and bottom (touch down). Except for the power connector that one looks like the one I (used to) have at home ... before one of my sons got SCSI happy(!).
>>>> Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> 10/31/2008 09:15
>>>> I picked up an external drive enclosure, but I need a little help 
>>>> identifying a couple of things.  It says 'DaynaFile' on the unit, but 
>>>> there's no model number or anything.  Here is a link to a picture of the 
>>>> back face of the unit:
>>>> http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=983973&image=178278327&images=178278291,178278327&formats=0,0&format=0 
>>>> I'm guessing the data connections are for a SCSI (I can't be sure since 
>>>> I've never owned any SCSI devices before) -- can anyone confirm that?
>>>> Also, there was no power cable, and there is no transformer inside the 
>>>> unit, so I suspect it would have 12V or 5V input into the box (i.e., the 
>>>> transformer is external) -- does anyone know what I should be looking for?
>>>> Please let me know if there is anything else you can tell me about 
>>>> this.  TIA.
>>>> Al Lesmerises
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