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Max SCSI Cable Length For Pictor 416 XT

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Posted by on October 22, 2000 15:16:58 UTC

I would be grateful for advice regarding the maximum SCSI cable length that can be used between the Pictor controller box and a remote computer with an Adaptec 2940 SCSI card. Ideally I would like to run a 30-35 foot cable without a booster device between the controller and my computer.

I have found a SCSI website that has information regarding SCSI cable:

Speed of FASTEST device 5 10 20 MHz
Max. Single-Ended bus length 6 3 1.5 metre
Max. HV Diff. bus len. 25 25 25 metres
Max. LVD bus length 12 12 12 meters

Unfortunately I do not know enough about the technology to know which of these max lengths applies to the Pictor and what SCSI cable type would I need to order.

Any help would be appreciated in the simplest terms which could be turned into an order. If cable alone will not work, can someone suggest a booster device with website and costs?


Douglas Benn

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