Connect external HDD to an O2

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Connect external HDD to an O2

Post by workingclasshacker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi guys, I wanted to post this on Nekochan, but it seems that has gone away. I was wondering if anyone knew how to connect a HDD via the external interface to an O2? What type of cable do I need? The reason I ask, is I want to put the IRIX install files on it to get my new Octane2 up and running.

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Re: Connect external HDD to an O2

Post by Raion-Fox » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:40 pm

The O2 allows for external UW SCSI disks to be connected via the rear SCSI port. USB is not supported even with a PCI usb card
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Re: Connect external HDD to an O2

Post by Raion-Fox » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:01 pm

I should also add, filesystem should be XFS.

But normally IRIX installs are via CD or network installation.
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Re: Connect external HDD to an O2

Post by gijoe77 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:57 pm

workingclasshacker wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Hi guys, I wanted to post this on Nekochan, but it seems that has gone away. I was wondering if anyone knew how to connect a HDD via the external interface to an O2? What type of cable do I need? The reason I ask, is I want to put the IRIX install files on it to get my new Octane2 up and running.

Regards,
WorkingClassHacker

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I use an external SUN 611 HDD case such as https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sun-Microsyste ... 2644541243. More pictures of the internals https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sun-Ultra-SCSI ... 2621955688

It uses 80pin SCA SCSI drives such as https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-412751-016- ... 2877971743

connect it to your o2 via SCSI cable Male hd68 to Male hd68 just like https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-FT-HD68-pin- ... 2632308578

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