AT&T 3b2 vs SCSI2SD drive replacement

Don North ak6dn at
Thu Jun 2 00:30:35 CDT 2016

On 6/1/2016 10:19 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
> On 6/1/2016 4:52 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
>>> The advantages of the SCSI2SD over the ACard are as follows:
>>> >
>>> >1) It's open-source (hardware and firmware and software)
>>> >2) The developer is extremely responsive to bug reports / feature requests
>>> >3) It's very flexible -- you can make it look like any drive you want to
>>> >(important for machines that expect to see only certain drives), it
>>> >supports oddball sector sizes (for your lisp machines and AS/400s)
>> Wait - what? I'd never even thought of that. Has anyone got SCSI2SD
>> running successfully on AS/400?
> I noticed that one vendor had the following note in their sale posting on Ebay.
> ** Please note
> 1) The card will be preconfigured for 8 gb storage only.
> 2) You will not be able to change the firmware as a little modifications have 
> been done in PCB.
> Vendor:  floppy_to_usb
> Not nice sports fans.
> SCSI2SD-50-Pin-SCSI-Hard-to-Micro-Sd-Converter-8-gb-micro-SD-for-Staubli-JC5
> Any idea which vendor to buy from to get an "open" part, how to preserve the 
> firmware / settings on what you get if you wish to modify it as an open 
> product?  The above is pretty nasty for the vendor of an  open product, and I 
> think I'll be buying from someone else.
> Thanks
> Jim
That price ($200) is about 3X the going rate.

The main page for SCSI2SD is here:

Scroll down to here: to find links 
to vendors

Links to firmware updates and tools here:

I have no vested interest in SCSI2SD, other than being a very satisfied user.


Don North

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