I am not positive, but I have read somewhere that the adapter and the drive
should be the same id, or else scsi commands to the adapter will be bounced
back by the drive because they refer the the wrong address.
Quote:> Went to a computer show yesterday and stumbled across a good deal on an
> Qlogic SCSI controller, so thinking of my Alpha 164SX I snagged two of
> $20 each. I believe what I have here is their old 1040 part, which should
> Wide Ultra SCSI at 40mb/s. (These were sold to me as Adaptec 2940UW
> to the vendor.)
> I also bought a 36 Gig SCSI drive at a different vendor, an IBM UltraStar
> DRHL-36D. I showed them the adapter I was going to be hooking up to, and
> gave me a 68-pin cable, an 80-pin to 68-pin adapter (with a molex plug),
> as an SE/LVD terminator.
> So I've got all this stuff hooked up now, SRM (v5.8-1) is detecting the
> and the drive is spinning up, which I'm taking to mean that the adapter is
> successfully issueing a spin-up command, but SRM isn't detecting the
> Being that this is my first real foray into SCSI, I'm hoping that this is
> configuration problem.
> A few other things: When I boot up to SRM, I get a black screen which
> video card and something else that I forget which I've always gotten
> What I'm not getting is any kind of key combination alert like I would on
> box to be able to configure the SCSI adapter. Is this an issue? Is my
> trying to use HDV on an LDV drive?
> Also, when the drive spins up, I'm a little concerned that it's making
> well, strange sounds. First it'll spin up, but a few seconds after it
> its full speed, I can hear those not-quite-clicking noises like the drive
> still initializing. What seems strange to me, though, is that I'll hear
> drive speed slow down, almost like it's grinding on something or like if
> dropped and missed a beat. Again, I'm hoping that this is an indication
> bad configuration and not a dud drive.
> Finally, on the other side of the drive from the 80-pin connector, there
> bank of jumpers that can set the SCSI ID number of the drive as well as
> other options. I've tried several things here, but I'm not sure what
> it's having, if any. One of the jumpers forces SE mode, but that didn't
> anything for me. The other thing is, the 80-to-68 pin converter also has
> jumpers to set the SCSI ID number. Do I need to set them both to the same
> should I only be using one or the other to set the ID? I don't know.
> tried several variations, but I haven't had any luck yet. Does anyone
> if this drive works with SRM? From lurking here for awhile I've gotten
> impression that, with HDs at least, it's more a matter of having a
> SCSI adapter than there being any problem with the drives themselves.
> Help! :)