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    SCSI help

    Can someone help me out here?

    I've got an external scsi enclosure for my server which has a scsi connector on the back (68 pin I believe) and two molex plugs for power. I'm planning to buy a scsi card with external interface, no problems there, but how do I get power to the thing? Can you buy really long cables and just trail one out the back of the machine, or are there ready-made 'external kits' available, cos I can't find any!

    cheers for your help

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    I thought that the external devices would come with a power supply but i might be wrong !

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    Well a lot of them do, but this one doesn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFlibble
    I've got an external scsi enclosure for my server which has a scsi connector on the back (68 pin I believe) and two molex plugs for power.
    Are you sure these are 'molex' connectors - i.e. the type you'd plug your normal internal IDE harddisk drive into? If so, this doesn't sound like a SCSI 'external' enclosure. It sounds like it's 'internal' from a large and/or rack based server system, or such like.

    Where did it come from/what brand is it?

    I've done tons of external SCSI over the years, but they've had either 'normal' 3 pin connectors on them (i.e. just like those on the nack of your PC) which feed the enclosures internal PSU. As the other poster noted - has this unit got it's own PSU (if it's extrnal it must have)? The only other types of plugs I've seen are those which are used on USA kit, but that's still a fairly large connector that similar to a normal PSU one.

    More info please.

    EDIT: Only thing I can think of is that it IS and external enclosure BUT someones nicked the PSU out of it.

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    It's not branded otherwise I'd go and find more info from the manufacturer. No it doesn't have its own psu with it, hence the problem. Having scoured the net for a while it seems the vast majority of units have their own power supply, but there are *a few* that don't and this is one of them!

    A couple of pics might help:





    As you can see, the scsi connectors are in the middle, and the two molexes are on the right

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    Looks pretty internal to me...
    sure its not meant to sit in two 5 1/2" bays?
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    I don't know much about servers really, i bought it second hand cos it was going cheap and I needed some storage.
    In theory tho, if I just get a long molex extension and run it out the back of the server it should work?

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    Yeah that's from the inside of a server... but you probably could power it off some really long molex leads.
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    Cheers for your help, I've found some long molex leads, I'll give that a try

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