Can I spin an RL02 up without it connected to the PDP?

From: Daniel A. Seagraves <>
Date: Wed Feb 18 07:44:39 1998

Just to see if it worked, I showed up at SSI and turned the RL02 on. I'd
planned to spin up the pack I have to see if the drive was good. There
was a terminator on the OUT port of the drive, and nothing on the IN. I
haven't attached it to either PDP yet (I will be this weekend!). I got an
error light. So I pulled the manual I have for it, and it's not a diag manual,
just a user manual. It says one reason is a loss of clock. Does that clock
come from the host computer, or should I be able to spin it up without a host?
Received on Wed Feb 18 1998 - 07:44:39 GMT

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