DEC Storageworks

Benjamin Huntsman BHuntsman at
Sun Feb 4 22:28:08 CST 2018

80-pin is SCA.  Definitely no SCA disks in there.

The blue ones should be 68-pin, and the beige ones 50-pin.

Like I said though, double-check me :)

Good luck, and have fun!


From: Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at>
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 8:17 PM
To: Benjamin Huntsman; General Discussion: On-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: DEC Storageworks


Jbod.  Didn't know what it meant until today.  The computer has 4 SCSI
controllers, the Storageworks is operated in a split configuration.  4
drives are on a RAID controller, the other 3 are on a normal SCSI

What I was getting at with replacing the disks in the carrier was
exactly what you mentioned; LVD or HVD SCSI.  I don't know what is in
there.  Is it 50 pin or 68 or 80 pin.


On 2/4/2018 9:53 PM, Benjamin Huntsman wrote:
> I want to say the difference is in HVD vs LVD SCSI ...  unless you’ve swapped out the guts yourself, I’d not mix and match...
> Then again it’s been forever since I monkeyed with those things and I could be mistaken...
> As for opening them, I’ve cracked them open before. It’s possible, but they were not manufactured to have their drives replaced easily... I damaged one last time I tried... be careful.
> Do you have the controller too, or just the jbod?
> -Ben
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 4, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
>> The alphaserver 1000a I have has a storageworks array.
>> The disk carriers are green in color, I see storageworks disks for sale on ebay that are blue.  What is the difference? Are they interchangeable?
>> Is it possible (or even wise) to open one of the green carriers and change the disk out?
>> Doug

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