Having problems with SCSI MO drives

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Sep 10 04:36:36 2004

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Guy Sotomayor wrote:

> > The problem is I'm trying to get a system working with several different
> > old MO drives (Maxoptix Tahiti 1, Pinnacle Micro REO-650/1300, Sony
> > <forgot the model>). The Maxoptix is not even being recongized, and may
> > well be dead dead dead. The Pinnacle is being recognized but I'm getting
> > the errors mentioned. The Sony drive gets recognized OK and the system
> > boots but then I get a bizarre message in the Adaptec BIOS that says it's
> > not a disk drive(!) Well then what is it? It's a Macinstor drive (ugh,
> > can't think...forgot who the manufacturer is).
> ARG! I played with all of these (and continually cursed the day I first
> had to deal with them) while I was developing SCSI stuff at IBM.
> When I delt with the Tahiti-1 it had continuous microcode updates and
> the optical cartidges were not compatible with anyone else's.

I think my Tahiti 1 is dead. I tried the other drives on a PCI-based PC
(running Win2K) and they were recognized, but I still couldn't read the
target disk. It's a Pioneer DC-502a Write-Once disk. I was hoping one of
these drives would be able to read it. I have a WORM drive but it's
physically incompatible with this disk.

Thanks for the help nonetheless.

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