From: Jonathan Berry (jberry_at_islandnet.com)
Date: Wed Apr 28 1999 - 19:04:32 EDT
I also bought a used Dock II, from somebody on this list, but
the IDE cable in it had been removed. This is not your
standard IDE cable because it provides both data and power for
a laptop-size drive. And therein lies one possible problem:
the Dock II may support only one IDE device because the cable
has only one plug. There may also be BIOS/hardware
If anybody has a modest price on this cable, I'd like to buy
So you may be "stuck" with SCSI for CD-ROM. However, this
allows you to buy a lovely used Plextor CD-ROM from, say, ebay.
Consider it an opportunity rather than a hardship.
Please don't post in HTML.
In article <004001be8f94$e93be160$02000003_at_fatmandt>, you wrote:
:Just got a used DOCK II for my TP 755CE, and want to add a CD-ROM and =
: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?=20
: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.=20
: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 =
: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.
-- cheers Jonathan
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