Thread: Pro I/O
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:03 AM
steve78 steve78 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smithers BC, Canada
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Default Re: Pro I/O

I am going to look into the serial number thing for express stripe, however, I am thinking that once I get the system to see the drives, I should be able to format them with the disk utility on the mac os. I can now see the ul3d card, but I still don't see the drives. I will keep working on it.

The expansion chassis I have is a 7 slot SBS chassis, which I am going to use is suppose to work with this system according to the expansion systems guide on the digi site, however, I am thinking I may not have all the stuff needed to run it. I have the chassis, which has a 68 pin connector on back for hook up and the 2 foot 68 pin cable that comes with it. I was under the impression that it was suppose to hook up to one of the channels on the ul3d card. The card has a VHDCI 68 pin connector on it, which is totally different then the 68 pin connector on the chassis. When I looked on ebay at chassis, most of them seem to come with a different scsi host card that has the right connector on it, so I am guessing that because I don't have that host card, I will need to find one in order to make this work. Is this right? If so, where in the world would I find just the card?

Let me know if any one knows. Thanks guys again for all your help.

Oh by the way for any one that wants to make your own digilink cables, here is the pin out. One needs to get a cisco cable off ebay. If one gets the DB60 to DB60 cable, one can make 2 cables with the purchase on one. They run around 20-30 bucks per cable. Electro Sonic carries the HD50 scis connector (about 10 - 15 bucks) one needs to put on the end of the cable when you cut it. The HD50 connector is one that you don't need to solder, it has push on lugs for the wire, you don't even need to strip the wire.

The pins are as follows. I will put the HD50 pin first then the DB60 pin it goes to. n/c means not connected.

1 to 16, 2 to 17, 3 to 14, 4 to 12, 5 to 10, 6 to 8, 7 to 6, 8 to 4, 9 to 2, 10 n/c, 11 to 30, 12 n/c, 13 to 29, 14 n/c, 15 n/c, 16 to 60, 17 to 58, 18 to 56, 19 to 54, 20 to 52, 21 to 50, 22 to 48, 23 to 46, 24 to 20, 25 to 26, 26 to 15, 27 to 44, 28 to 13, 29 to 11, 30 to 9, 31 to 7, 32 to 5, 33 to 3, 34 to 1, 35 n/c, 36 to 31, 37 n/c, 38 to 32, 39 n/c, 40 n/c, 41 to 59, 42 to 57, 43 to 55, 44 to 53, 45 to 51, 46 to 49, 47 to 47, 48 to 45, 49 to 41, 50 to 35.

I haven't had a chance to figure what happens in the 60 pin y cable that is used to add a second i/o to a card, but when I do, I will post it.

Last edited by steve78; 03-11-2009 at 10:05 AM. Reason: add somthing
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