Subject: Re: About critters...
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/25/2000 14:12:26
I'm guessing Bob that you have the BA215 cabinet. Typically it is beige and 
has a DSSI drive hidden inside the top, and it has a cable that snakes up 
through the top to the drive. What Pierre-Michel has, and now I'm _really_ 
confused about, is a BA440 cabinet. In this cabinet the DSSI drives are 
held in little carriers that plug into the backplane of the top (you can 
slide them in and out). The carrier has a cover that includes a unit plug 
and ready/write protect switches for the drive.

Since his has no cable, and works, mine should work without a cable as 
well. But so far I've not gotten it to. I'm going to take apart the top to 
see if somehow the top backplane is disconnected or something.


At 04:50 PM 9/25/00 -0400, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > > The question then is, how does the signal get from the CPU card to the
> > > drives on top? Is there a cable plugged into the CPU card's DSSI 
> port? and
> > > if so where does it go?
> > > --Chuck
> >
> > Well, simple : there is no cable.
> > I dismantled all my VAX for that : the only cables are the
> > TQK70-TK70 cable for the tape, and the memory cable.
>My MV3300 has a cable connected into the dssi header near the ram
>connector, under that single slot panel cover.  Is that what Chuck
>is looking to identify?