Subject: Re: impressive CI - SCSI storage rack from MTI (RAID?)
To: Gunther Schadow <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/14/2002 23:09:58
At 01:38 AM 3/15/02 -0500, Gunther Schadow wrote:
 >For example, what are all those boxes for?

Well this machine probably implements both SCA and CI, and on the SCSI 
drives implements RAID.

 >What is the simplest way of attaching other SCSI devices, such as my DAT
 > drive or random SCSI disks?

DAT drives might work, but "random SCSI disks" most definitely won't work. 
If its any sort of RAID box the disks must all be the same size and matched 
in speed. This allows the box to stripe data across several drives. The 
benefits are speed and data protection since you can set it up so that 
losing any single drive can be recovered from automatically.

 > Can I plug those directly into the CI/HSC box or is all that other gear 

I'm betting you need to power up the whole kit and kaboodle.