Subject: Re: Off topic... help wanted anyway (scsi formatting)
To: Peter Galbavy <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1995 21:06:10
>> If you have a PC with DOS and an adaptec card, adaptec put a format
>> utility on their ftp site which you could use.

>It is ok, but I really want to rattle the drives. The adaptec (and
>buslogics) ROM stuff just does a straight linear format and linear
>verify. I want something that will do random seek/read/write tests
>for 24 hours plus and report on what went on. Without killing the
>scsi bus in the process.

If you have a BusLogic, call their Tech Support.  They have some
undocumented entry points in the ROM that can do various exercises.
I'm not sure if this one is included or not.  I remember having one of
their techs have me call an undocumented ROM entrypoint and it had the
card do non-stop busmaster DMA tests overnight, once, when I was
having some problems.

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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