background: I am trying to add a scsi hd to my system. The existing scsi drive is a seagate st318203lc which I believe is a sca model (lvd). I've got an adapter attached to it (xpl-065f 80/68 converter adapter info here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5722636089
) and 2 drive connectors, i.e., one end of the cable is connected to the scsi card and that leaves 2 ports (buses?) for attaching drives and or terminators. currently I have the one drive (st318203lc) connected to the middle drive connector (bus?) and the end connector has a lvd terminator. Everything is hunky dory.
problem: when I remove the terminator at the end of the cable and try to attach a new seagate scsi drive (sca I think, seagate model st318404lc (lvd I think)) it doesn't recognize the drive. The new drive has the same adapter (xpl-065f).
I think the problem has to do with termination (or lack thereof) because I had to take off the terminator to add the new drive. Do I have to buy a new cable with 3 ports to connect the 2 drives and the terminator? If so, can you recommend a cable? Perhaps I can jumper the adapter on the 2nd drive to terminate it? The adapter jumpers say LED, SYN, DLY, MTR, ID3, ID2, ID1, ID0