SCSI 9-Track tape under VMS..?

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Tue Dec 10 14:47:00 2002

> I finally pulled the tape drive off of the vax and connected it to a
> Linux machine... which can't see it. I suspect either an internal
> cabling problem (loose cable, etc) or bad SCSI card on the drive.

Are you sure that you don't have the version of the 88780 tape drive
with differential SCSI? That was common on server systems. Note that
this is not LVD (low voltage differential), it's the original style
differential, which is now sometimes referred to as HVD.

It used to be possible to buy the single-ended SCSI board for that
drive from HP, but not any more. :-(

If you look around, you can sometimes find PCI differential SCSI
host adapters cheap.
Received on Tue Dec 10 2002 - 14:47:00 GMT

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