While this is possibly more of a Super-User question, I chose to put it in EE because I'm looking for information about power assignments on SCSI cables, and understanding how to send power ONLY (not data transmission) to a SCSI drive via it's ribbon cable or some other method. I figured that's going to involve schematics and likely some soldering...hence, EE. :)
I`m building a DIY gyro-stabilizer for a camera, and have determined through a few experiments with long ribbon cables that two 10000rpm SCSI drives offer just the right amount of resistance for the device I'm stabilizing. Once I'm disconnected from the computer/SCSI card, though, I have no power to the drive. For an IDE drvie, I'd just solder a battery holder to a molex connector and be done with it. All I need is for the drive to spin.
This SCSI Ultra160 (16-bit, if it matters) connector is what I'm working with, but I can't seem to find any pin-out information that tells me which of the pins/cables supplies power to the drive. I'm also interested to know if there are any hardware mechanisms in SCSI that would cause the hard drive to stop spinning. For instance, there may be a 3V connector somewhere that causes a standby mode if I don't connect that as well. I'm not sure if there's anything like that hidden in the ribbon cable of which I need to be aware.
Can anyone help? Does anyone have experience doing this?