Having problems with SCSI MO drives

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Sep 10 04:38:30 2004

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Jerome H. Fine wrote:

> I have used both Pinnacle Micro REO-650 and Sony SMO S-501
> drives at the same time on the same daisy chain. In general, I rarely
> have difficulty when there are multiple Sony drives on the SCSI bus.

I was able to get both onto the same chain successfully on the PCI-based
system with Win2K.

> However, the Pinnacle REO drives are probably NOT cabled correctly
> since they usually are a problem, especially when the Pinnacle MO
> drive is the first in the chain. If you look inside the box, my experience
> has been that the centronics 50-pin connectors are NOT at the ends
> of the cable connected to the drive; with my Pinnacle REO-650 drive,
> the drive is at the END of the cable and one of the 50-pin centronics
> connectors is connected to the middle. While this configuration does
> not always cause a problem, even when there are just 2 MO drives
> (including 1 Pinnacle REO-650 drive), at this point, I ALWAYS avoid
> using any Pinnacle REO-650 drives UNLESS it is just ONE drive on
> the SCSI daisy chain.

I didn't have a problem plugging them in as normal.

> Sellam, does this information help?

It didn't help directly, but the tips were useful and I appreciate them :)

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