Subject: Re: CMD223 info
To: None <>
From: peckerwood <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/28/2001 02:30:12
On Monday 23 July 2001 01:19, you wrote:
> ok, i've got my vt420 hooked into the console of the CMD.  that's neat. 
> how many SCSI cards have serial consoles?  i bet we could count them on one
> hand. :)

I remember hard drives and tape drives with serial ports on them.  Some of 
the exabyte tape drives still have serial ports on them I think.  Its the 
only way to upgrade the firmware if you dont have dos with aspi drivers for 
your card.

> anyway, i'm doing a format, a qualify and then a final format.  if i disk
> makes it all the way through a qualify it's good? i've got some disks here
> that are a little flaky and have some bad spots.  got them hooked up to the
> 3100/76 at one point to try the TEST 75 stuff to format them, but they
> never made it all the way through.  maybe i should break that thing out and
> start again with doing that to see what i can come up with.
> but anyway, if a disk makes it through a qualify run, can i trust it?  it
> seems to be doing read then write to the entire disk, so it seems like a
> fairly comprehensive test to me.
> cheers,
> -brian