Exabyte 8505XL tape drive or is it a DEC RZ24L

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Fri Jun 2 13:27:27 2000

At 04:26 PM 6/2/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Interesting thing though -- when I interrogated the SCSI buss, it came back
>as a DEC RZ24L. thought you DEC fans might know what that is, and if it is
>a proprietary model that I can't use on my Amiga.

This leads to only a couple of possible conclusions:

         1) you have a hard disk and the tape drive with the same SCSI ID
            the disk answered the INQUIRY command, the tape is confused because
            it keeps getting disk type commands.

         2) Someone has told the tape drive it is a disk because they were
            trying to whack the code pages of an RZ24L to make it talk 512
byte (vs 576)
            byte sectors but they got their SCSI IDs (or bus ids) wrong and
rewrote the
            code page of the tape drive instead.

Weird in either case!
Received on Fri Jun 02 2000 - 13:27:27 BST

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