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Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

Skip Heidelbach_1
Occasional Advisor

Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

I've been having some intermittant problems with my WindowsXP Pro PC writing to the tape drive.

I have an Adaptec 2940U SCSI card in my PC connecting to the SureStore DAT24e tape drive.

So, I downloaded the lastest HP Storageworks Tape Tools and Library and ran the full diag test. The test passed, but in the output it said the DIP switch settings might not be correct and to check my documentation.

Well, the install manual is long since lost, and I have not been able to find anything online. When I flip the drive over, there is a dip switch array, with all of the switches set towards the front of the drive. But, no way to know if that is correct.

Might anybody have a link the manual for this, or have any data on the dip switch settings?

Thanks!
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Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

hi,

1 = ON
2 = ON
3 = OFF
4 = ON
5 = ON
6 = ON
7 = ON
8 = ON

on is when the dip-switch-setting is t the front of the drive :)

drivers / manual etc. for the dat24 external you can find here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?〈=de&cc=de&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=42863〈=de&cc=de

greetings chris
Skip Heidelbach_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

Thanks Chris. A made the change to DIP switch 3 and hopefully that will help.

But that link took me to a forum in German, and I've not had a good deal of success finding the manual fo rhte DDS drive there. Do you have a specific url for that?
Something that is impossible is something that just has not been done yet
krishan.singh
Occasional Visitor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

dear sir plz mail me function of each dip switches seperately, which are locate there at back side of dds 3 drive.
thanks
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

hi,

switch 1-2 are used to configure data compression:
1on 2on data compression - host control enabled
1on 2off compression enabled - no host control
1off 2on compression disabled, hos control enabled
1off 2off compression disabled, no host control

switch 3 is for MRS (media regognition system
3on = enabled
3off = disabled

switch 4 to 8 are used to cofigure is for specifying connectivity to host requirements

which system you are running?
Skip Heidelbach_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

I have an HP Pavilion running Windows XP Professional

That one link from above Feb 18th gives me a TCP error when I go to connect to it too.

Thanks!
Something that is impossible is something that just has not been done yet
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

try this :)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=42846
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Dip Switch Settings for SureStore DAT24-external (C5653A)

ah, i see you using the latest L&TT version... there might be a bug... it says everytime i have incorrect switch settings.

install L&TT version 3.5 or 3.6 (i don't know) there you can see that everything is ok when 1-2 / 4-8 are on and 3 off :)