Scott Lurndal wrote:
> inter naughtfull <itchyne...@hotmail.com
> > I've got a Toshiba XM-3601B SCSI cdrom. I need an external
> > enclosure with a power supply so I can plug it into the wall.
> > These are hard to find. They all seem to be USB based now.
> > However, is there a way I can rig a cord from the cdrom
> > to the wall? It will be rarely used so having the cdrom in a
> > protected box really isn't that important. But I do need a
> > way to get power to it! I've checked AZ, Ebay, NewEgg, Goodwill.
> Any standard PC power supply from an old system should
> work. You just need the +12/+5 molex connector (the white
> four-pin connector).
Just as warning:
Old power supply units for PCs may need a minimum load. I have tried
to use an AT-style power supply to test a single hard disk and the disk
failed to start its spindle motor. After a mainboard was connected to
the power supply, the disk worked.
In such cases it may be easier to use the whole PC and just pull out
a power-cable for the drive.
> If it is single-ended, you'll need to terminate the bus.
The XM-3601B should have sockets for resistor arrays on its controller