Subject: Re: NCR SCSI Driver Woes
To: Michael C. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 10/07/1998 13:38:54
On Tue, 06 Oct 1998 23:27:04 -0400 "Michael C. Richardson" wrote:
> Brett> I know that you said it's not termination BUT - check the
> Brett> termination ;-) Check every drive in the chain has the terminators
> Brett> disabled on it - modern drives are sneaky and it is very easy to
> Sorry, I was adding a drive in the *middle* of the chain. The last
> drive is terminated. It had to be, since it was the first drive installed.
"It had to be" is not necessarily true. SCSI _can_ work without proper
termination, but it's usually a fluke if it does. My favorite SCSI
configuration was my old PC532 with a SCSI bus with three devices
arranged in a H-like chain with only termination on the motherboard.
As Brett says, checking and re-checking termination is always a good
idea with SCSI equipment.