Subject: Re: About critters...
To: NetBSD Bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck McManis <email@example.com>
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?