M4 data tape drive with scsi option

From: Curt Vendel <curt_at_atarimuseum.com>
Date: Fri Jan 9 21:55:53 2004

2940uw? They have an external 68 pin connector (at least the 3 I have
do) so you running it off the internal connector via ribbon cable???

Do you have anything else hooked to the controller besides the M4? If
so, is everything properly terminated, including the M4?

I have found that my DEC TSZ07 has to be fully at a ready before I can
power up my PC as it wont recognize unless its gone through its full
POST, so if yours is internal, its possible the SCSI card is coming up
before the M4 has finished its POST and hasn't presented its SCSI ID
onto the bus yet.


Jay West wrote:

>I have an M4 Data tape drive, with the MK2 256K SCSI option board in it. I
>am trying to use it with an adaptec 2940UW controller (off the 50 pin
>connector) and the card doesn't seem to recognize the drive. Guess it's
>possible the drive is on the fritz, but it was in pristine working shape
>when I put it on the shelf (was my office demo unit, little used). So, I am
>wondering if anyone has one of these, and what type of PC controller they
>were using?
>Hey, it's classiccmp related, trying to cut some tapes for my HP2000 :)

Curt Vendel & Karl Morris
The Atari Museum
The Atari Explorer
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