What kind of connector is this?

Posted by: yann86

What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 09:18 AM

I was going through some old stuff on the attic when I found this, it seems to be some kind of hub. I have no idea what it was used for, does anyone know what kind of connectors those are? I'm guessing scsi.

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Posted by: maestro

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 10:16 AM

Looks like a scsi hub to me. Pretty cool, Ive never seen one before. Scsi is the bain of all computer users existance.:evil:
-maestro
Posted by: yann86

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 10:35 AM

Any idea what kind of scsi this is? I'm probably gonna sell it.
Posted by: mordaskyt

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 10:52 AM

My guess is its an old school PC paralell hub for connecting several computers to a single printer. those icons in the upper right corner look like a clue.....
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 11:46 AM

The connection is DB25. That was used for various things, including SCSI and parallel. And possibly serial too.

http://www.stsi.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/10d3-01215thumbnail.jpg

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/scsi_connecters.html

http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/lifestyle/2001/l25PinParallelPlug.jpeg

We're going to need more info if you want to know which this is for. Does it have any labels at all? I would imagine a SCSI hub might have switches to select SCSI IDs or at least a terminator switch. Nothing like that on there? Doesn't rule SCSI out if they aren't there though.
Posted by: yann86

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 12:10 PM

I took a picture of the front maybe that'll help. A and B look like a printer and a scanner, my dad ensured me he was using this thing to connect harddisks though so it's most probably scsi. If it is I'd like to know what type.

Post edited by: yann86, at: 2006/01/08 20:11
Posted by: maestro

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 12:15 PM

Its a scsi hub.
-maestro
Posted by: yann86

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 12:17 PM

maestro wrote:
Quote:
Its a scsi hub.
-maestro

Any idea what type? scsi-1, scsi-2, ... ?
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 03:07 PM

It's not SCSI. It's a switch box for printers and for directconnection on PCs. It's a standard 25pin LPT (Printer port) that runs at 11mbit. It can though use a special type of HD that uses a 25pin LPT but they're slow as heck. It could come in handy for the old paralle ZIP drives.

Post edited by: TCPMeta, at: 2006/01/08 23:09
Posted by: maestro

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 06:28 PM

Your probably right, i dont know of any scsi printers,lol. For some reason I thought that when I saw the scanner on the front. At 11mbs its actually faster than original scsi which was 10mbs.
-maestro
Posted by: whitlock

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 07:03 PM

TCPMeta is right about it being a parallel(IEEE 1284) hub. I would not suggest using it as a SCSI interface as the pinouts are completely different and the board, depending on how advanced that hub is, would route the signals to the wrong pins. You could try and get lucky, though I doubt it would work at all.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/08/06 11:46 PM

Thinking about it, SCSI can be built into a chain, so why bother with a hub? Gotta be for other peripherals.
Posted by: yann86

Re:What kind of connector is this? - 01/09/06 12:56 AM

Thanks, I guess... now I'm really confused :S I'm gonna take it to a friend of mine in the weekend, he still uses both parallel and scsi. I'll keep you posted.