> Hello All,
> I have a Zip Zoom SCSI card installed in my computer at the mo., with a
> SCSI Zip drive attached to it. This is recognised at boot time, and works
> On page 8 of the SCSI Zip manual, it says "you can connect other SCSI
> drives to the Zip drive using another SCSI cable (usually a 25 to 50 pin
> cable)". So from this, I guess that I could connect a SCSI tape drive
> (say) to the Zip drive, assuming the ID's and terminators are set
> correctly. If so, I guess you can attach more than one other device
> (perhaps upto 7 to it)? Am I right in thinking this ??? Has any one tried
> attaching other devices to a Zip drive* off a Zip Zoom card???
Well, the SCSI definition says you can have 8 devices per SCSI bus. One
of those is the SCSI controller (your Zip Zoom, aka Adaptec 152x?), so
that leaves seven device "ports" available to attach other devices.
The SCSI Zip drive is a standard SCSI device, so if you can get the
cabling and termination correct (Zip is internally terminated, and has
only one plug, so it has to be at the end of the chain?), there is
absolutely no reason that you cannot have more SCSI devices on the
same SCSI bus as the Zip drive.
I've found a general rule of thumb with Linux: If the device does
not require special drivers, and still works with Linux, it must
be compliant with an industry standard. Every device in Linux
requires a driver, but special drivers are ones that support one
brand and model, and only one brand and model of a certain type
of hardware. For example, the "Mitsumi mcd" driver supports only
the proprietary Mitsumi CDROMs, but the ATAPI CDROM driver
supports any brand or model of ATAPI CDROM drive, including the
4x or faster Mitsumis.
Mathew E. Kirsch, CLSE (Certifiable Linux Systems Engineer)
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