Sun Ultra-45 DVD drive cable

By AntonsonD ·
I am having a difficult time finding a Slim ATAPI 50-pin to 50-pin ATAPI/IDE PATA cable. Is such a cable available? Mfr? PN

The original DVD R/W drive (Sun P/N: 371-2549) uses a 50-pin ATAPI/IDE PATA cable interface on both the motherboard (connector J11) and drive. That drive is no longer available; The replacement drive (Sun P/N: 390-0403) has a Slim ATAPI 50-pin cable interface, and is supposed to ship with the required cable per Sun service manual.

There is a cooling fan box directly behind the drive so space is an issue (E.G.: using a connector interface board).

Alt sol'n I am considering (would it work???):
Purchase a DVD R/W drive w/ SATA interface and connect it to the hard drive interface panel

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These are not a Standard Lead

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Sun Ultra-45 DVD drive ca ...

It is a Special Lead for this particular system so it will only be available from Sun.

If you have a long enough SCSI Data Lead you can use that but SCSI Drives are quite expensive and not that common these days. Even SCSI Data Leads are not the easiest things to get as most places no longer carry them.


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