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Is the terminator power enabled on a connected tape drive.

Keith Rogan
Occasional Advisor

Is the terminator power enabled on a connected tape drive.

Is the terminator power enabled on a SDLT320 tape drive when this drive is connected to a DL380G3 server via a scsi cable that already has a terminator.

Thanks,

Keith Rogan
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Re: Is the terminator power enabled on a connected tape drive.

the terminator at the end of the cable is enabled by being there. terminator power is required when you add an active terminator to the and of a SCSI string
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Keith Rogan
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is the terminator power enabled on a connected tape drive.

so do I need to enable terminator power on a SDLT320 drive that is connected to a scsi cable that has an end terminator.
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Is the terminator power enabled on a connected tape drive.

Any termination whether active or passive requires power. The rule is at least one device on the SCSI bus must supply termination power. Unlike the termination itself -- which must be on the physical ends of the bus --- the termination power can come from any device. Typically termination power is enabled by a DIP switch or jumper.
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