Subject: Re: vax3100 questions
To: Armen Babikyan <>
From: Jacob Suter <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/31/1998 20:26:16
If I am not mistaken, thats probably a Conner drive...  The Conner drive
specs can be found at


Armen Babikyan wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently adopted a working vaxstation 3100, and would like to know some
> information about it.  The hard drive that came with the computer was a
> "RZ23-E" made by digital.  I see the words "3100D" on the drive too. The
> drive is a 100MB drive.  I removed this drive from the machine, and popped
> it in a scsi case, so I could (try to) modify the files on it by mounting
> it on my NetBSD/mac68k machine.  The hard drive seems to have some
> mega-stripped down version of BSD on it.  When I turned the power on, the
> drive did not spin up.  Do these drives spin up only when needed or
> something? It seemed to operate somewhat strangely when it was in the
> computer.
> Also, I'd like to know how to modify the SCSI ID on these drives.  They
> have a bunch of pins around, but I don't have a manual, and would not want
> to break the drive.  Can anyone tell me which pins to use?  I see E1 E2 and
> E3 jumpers...are those the SCSI ID determining pins?  There are also many
> pins (with nothing presently attached) at the end of the drive, opposite
> the SCSI interface.
> Any and all information is appreciated.
> thanks,
>   - a