RQDX3 problem?

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon Feb 23 00:12:18 1998

><Is it possible for a RQDX3 to be bad, and trash a RD53 (Yes, I know what
><terrible drives they are) to the extent they can't be formated in a VS200
>Yes and no. Yes I've had drives a VS2k would not touch but the drives
>were otherwise ok. The PDP-11 formatter would however format them. Most

OK, I'll operate under the assumption that this is a good drive.

>You could have an incorrect hookup, power problems or other things going
>on. Are the RD5x's powered from the same powersupply as the rest of the
>system (in the same box)?

In the case of the VAXstation II/RC, it's all in a BS23 enclosure. In the
case of the VS2k, it's the little brick, again all one box.

>their own PDP-11/memory/eprom on board. If it passes self diagnostics
>it's a 98% safe bet, if it's self testable it's ok. That does mean there
>are parts that selftest cannot verify.

OK, good point, since that's what self tests are for. I can't believe I
missed that point!

>I think your suffering from a multitude of things and with an apparent
>lack of docs to reference too. Your trying to attack it was if it were

Agreed. The documentation I have is definitly lacking, although I'm slowly
correcting more, and I would hope I'm starting to get a clue as to what I'm
doing :^)

I do have one system now, the MicroVAX II which appears to be fully functional.


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