Technical questions for the MPC2000xl and the MPC2000
By Daedalvirtuoso13 Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:16 pm
I bought

152188-001 Compaq 9.1GB UNIVERSAL HOT-PLUG WIDE ULTRA3 SCSI HARD DRIVE - 10,000

Now what do I have to do exactly to hook it up just a 80 pin to a 50 pin or 25 pin
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By AMG Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:03 pm
The MPC2K has a 25 pin
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By peterpiper Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:55 pm
2000 or 2000XL??
2000 doesn't have internal SCSI port so you have to use the SCSI port on the back which is a 25PIN D-SUB connector but to be honest IMO this drive is not the device I would choose to work with the 2000.
2000 file structure comes without folders so one big 9GB drive isn't a good solution. BTW the xl can handle 9GB max only with the os1.14 . With the os 1.20 it's only 1GB. I don't know how much the 2000 (noxl) can handle.

Why did you choose this drive?

peace


EDIT: I recommend either a MO-Drive or a card reader.
I use an extrenal MO-Drive for years. Mostly with 230MB disks which I format with a few partition to keep it sorted (kind of :) )
By Daedalvirtuoso13 Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:14 am
Cuz my Zip drive messed up I have like 4 of them now all won’t spin and it won’t boot up off the3.5 at all so I bought the first scsi that fit requirements

80 pin to 25 put the 1.7 file on the scsi then hook it up??
By enchilada Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:01 pm
Ditch it, buy a DB25 BlueSCSI, and call it a day.

I've replaced my external DB25 SCSI port with an internal one so my BlueSCSI is internal. You can buy a 3d printed case for it though to use it externally.

I have 6 x 1GB disk images on SD card formatted to 26 x 40MB partitions. That gives me over 1,000 partitions to organise my beats.