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SCSI problem, what do I need?

Bruce Baillie
Regular Advisor

SCSI problem, what do I need?

I have a DDS4 tape drive, C6368A, that I want to attach to my C3600. The back of the drive says it is a Wide-LVD/SE SCSI.

I have a SCSI adapter, A4107A FWD SCSI-2.

It seems these are not compatible.

Is there an adapter card available for this drive?

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Tape Libraries and Drives. - Hp Forum Moderator

Why can't we all get along?
5 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI problem, what do I need?

You are correct in the LVD/SE is NOT compatible with FWD.

Your C3600 should have SE SCSI / LVD SCSI port on the back. Your tape drive would plug into that fine.

Bruce Baillie
Regular Advisor

Re: SCSI problem, what do I need?

I cannot put the tape drive on the same bus as the system disk.
Why can't we all get along?
Paul Sperry
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI problem, what do I need?

the system disk is usually set at ID 6
just set your tape drive to ID 3 or some other free one and it will work fine
Sam McKnight
Frequent Advisor

Re: SCSI problem, what do I need?

Be sure to terminate the scsi bus at the tape drive.
Bruce Baillie
Regular Advisor

Re: SCSI problem, what do I need?

I was told a long time ago to never put anything on the system bus. I tried this one time and corrupted the system. OK, with the advice given here I tried it again.

I took a spare C3600 with a fresh install of HP-UX 11.11. I removed the terminator from the back and put it on the tape drive. I installed a good SCSI cable, turned on the tape drive and powered up the system. The boot process was normal but the login process was 10 times slower. I started xstm and the tape drive was not shown. I started SAM and there were no tape drives but the driver was in the kernel.

What I am looking for is a SCSI adapter card for this tape drive.
Why can't we all get along?