Subject: Re: Dual SCSI, single chain?
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 03/30/1999 03:37:43
[ On Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 00:25:59 (+0200), Wilko Bulte wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Dual SCSI, single chain?
> > As Wilko says, there are a multitude of factors that may prevent these
> > things from working. I've got at least one Digtial Expansion Chassis
> > which will not co-exist on the average bus with any FAST-20 devices.
> You did read the docs that come with the Storageworks shelf did you?
Actually this isn't even related to anything like the "storageworks"
line -- it is a "digital storage expansion" chassis (BA42A I think).
It's just a pizza-box chassis with a power supply, a tape drive (RZ56 I
think in this case), and space for a 5.25" internal disk. The external
connectors are DD-50 and the internal cabling is typical un-twisted
ribbon cable (though not the really cheap kind).
I did have it working fine on a Sun-3/260, but I needed the SCSI-ID's
for other disks and had to give it up, not that the few megabytes of
capacity the tape has was much of a loss..... ;-)
Indeed I doubt the tape drive provides TERMPWR, though I was routing
through it to a second chassis at the time anyway.
Greg A. Woods
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