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Re: I just got my first SGI machine! Many questions...

Unread postby itsvince725 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:54 pm

I almost forgot a really important question!

Can the RS422 ports use Apple RS422 cables or do they require SGI cables? Apple RS422 cables are relatively plentiful and cheap but I don't want to blow anything up.
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Re: I just got my first SGI machine! Many questions...

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Yes, they can. However you will need a special wired null modem to go from SGI to PC 9 pin.
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Re: I just got my first SGI machine! Many questions...

Unread postby Trippynet » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:11 am

Also check out Ian Mapleson's site: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk

There's an "Indigo2 Buyers Guide" on there which has a huge amount of information and is well worth a read.
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Re: I just got my first SGI machine! Many questions...

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:17 am

That's very helpful, thank you.
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