Seagate ST-506 DIP switch settings needed

From: Jason Willgruber <>
Date: Mon Dec 28 03:01:15 1998

O.K. I just tried that. It doesn't work. However, when I close all the
switches (on), and set it as drive 1 (straight cable), FDISK says it can't
find disk 1. It does the same with a twisted cable (says the drive is disk
2) Should I try setting it as disk 2 and see what happens?

                 -Jason Willgruber
                  ICQ#: 1730318
-----Original Message-----
From: Don Maslin <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: Seagate ST-506 DIP switch settings needed
>Yes.  The original setting device on the 506 was a DIP with frangible
>foil jumpers that bridged opposite pins.  In that case, you severed the
>ones that you wanted to open.  Sounds as though you have a DIP switch so
>atart with all OFF and turn on those that correspond to 'D' and 'H' and
>the appropriate 'DSn'.  Your mention of a WD-GEN controller says PC, so
>if using a cable with a twist it should be DS2.  Make sure that it is a
>HD cable - the twist is fewer leads and in a different location on the
>ribbon cable.  Also, don't overlook the 20 conductor cable also.
Received on Mon Dec 28 1998 - 03:01:15 GMT

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