Trying to get my RLV11 working

Ben Sinclair ben at
Thu Oct 29 12:37:04 CDT 2015

I only have one RL02, so I think that cable should work. I ordered it anyway!

I'll keep an eye out for other controllers, but I think I will order
an extender and attempt to debug the one I have.

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Ben Sinclair <ben at> wrote:
>> Thanks! I did find someone who has the bc80m cable available, which I
>> believe is a ribbon type of connector with a ground strap on one end,
>> then a round cable to the berg connector for the back of the RL02. I
>> think it's the cable pictured here:
> Yes.  That's a BC80M, but it's not a ribbon cable on the controller
> end, it's the splayed end of the round cable (12 pair + 1, IIRC) with
> crimped gold pins and a 44 position Berg connector.  You can use those
> if you don't have a cab kit (which is really just a bracket for the
> rack, a 40-pin ribbon cable, and one of those odd ZIF connectors like
> on the back of the drive to transition from flat cable to round cable)
> but then you'll need a drive-to-drive RL cable.
>> The RLV11 and RLV12 seem hard to find, at least on eBay
> It's been a long time since these were easy to find.
> -ethan

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