View Full Version : g4 500 dual - grappler scsi 906f ????

01-13-2001, 12:08 PM
this may sound stupid but i'm not a hardware guy and I can't same to find the 50 pin scsi connector inside a g4 dual 500 with dvd ram.

Is there one? where the hell is it?

cheers for any assistance.


Big Al
01-13-2001, 12:39 PM
With the new G4's Apple switched from SCSI to IDE drives. You'll need to add a PCI SCSI card to use your old drives. I'm planning on just moving the data from an old 8500 to the new G4 by connecting them via ethernet. I'll be using a cable with the wires reversed at one end which some people call a crossover cable. Regular ethernet cables can't be used machine to machine.

01-13-2001, 12:40 PM
There is none. That is what the Gurus Initio BlueNote PCI card is designed to restore, seen here http://www.macgurus.com/shoppingcart/showrampage.cgi?mgscsiinitioboards.html along with a ton of info. k

01-28-2001, 04:09 AM
Big Al, I just wanted to let you know that on the PowerBook G4 and the new G4 tower, that a regular ethernet cable can be used as a crossover cable. They now have intelligent ports that recognize when it's connected to a hub/switch or computer.

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Big Al
01-28-2001, 12:16 PM
Thanks, that's a nice piece of engineering. However, I already bought the crossover cable because I was too lazy to unplug the hub I have at home and take it over to my sister's house.

[This message has been edited by Big Al (edited 28 January 2001).]