From: Bruce Markowitz (scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Sun Apr 25 1999 - 23:52:59 EDT
You can easily use a SCSI CD-ROM and an IDE hard drive. The SCSI in the
DOCK 2 works really well!
You could also use the second hard drive adaptor and a second ThinkPad
hard drive in a 755CE. It won't work in DOS, but Win95 will
automatically find the second hard drive.
> Just got a used DOCK II for my TP 755CE, and want to add a CD-ROM and
> extra HD.
> Been through the manuals and IBM online and haven't been able to
> figure this out. Is the DOCK 2 limited to just one IDE device?
> They talk about multiple SCSI's but only one IDE.
> I remember my old desktops having a BIOS limitation of only 2 hard
> drives, and then E-IDE came out.
> With my 755 CE's INTERNAL Hard Drive counting as a first device, can I
> use BOTH an IDE CD-ROM and IDE Hard Drive, or do I HAVE to go with
> only one IDE and then a SCSI?
> The preference is for both to be IDE (cheaper, more available)
> If I have to go with a SCSI device, which then should I get. CD-ROM
> OR Hard Drive
> I know the dock is a 50 pin SCSI 2, but I keep seeing adds for FAST,
> WIDE, ULTRA FAST, ULTRA WIDE, and ULTRA SCSI 2?
> (I knew I should have paid more attention to SCSI talk 5 years ago.
> Any help appreciated.
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