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Re: hooking up df2: and df3: [message #293917] Wed, 10 December 1986 04:55
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Posted: Wed Dec 10 04:55:36 1986
Date-Received: Wed, 10-Dec-86 11:46:32 EST
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Reply-To: grr@cbmvax.UUCP (George Robbins)
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In article <2182@well.UUCP> spencer@well.UUCP (Randal Spencer) writes:
 > This is just a little hit I got from the guys in the repair department at
 > my local Amiga store.  If you have an NEC drive they take too much power
 > and will blow up the power supply if you hook more than one in a line. 
 > However Amiga is now using Panasonic drives.  There are two kinds, and the
 > new kind does pass the power on to the even more external drives (df2: on).
...
                               I would wait until Amiga has read this note
 > and has had time to reply before you start using this set up on a regular
 > basis.  If it does pass the power supply than it does it for a reason,
 > so it should be safe, but nothing like hearing from the horses mouth.

Sorry, I'm afraid this is just rationalization on the part of these service
people.  As I've explained at more length in another posting, the fact that
some drives pass power and some don't is, shall we say, unplanned.

As far as I know, any difference between the power requirements of the drives
is incidental.  There may even be a third qualified vendor, which would really
confuse things, huh?

Obviously, there is some room to play here, but you must decide whether you are
a hacker or user, and whether you can put the pieces back together if you guess
wrong...

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George Robbins - now working for,	uucp: {ihnp4|seismo|rutgers}!cbmvax!grr
but no way officially representing	arpa: cbmvax!grr@seismo.css.GOV
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