>In dealing with these drives, we found that some of the DEC RZ-5x
>drives could not be configed to spin up on power on without cutting
>traces on the circuit board. I don't believe the 56 such, though.
has already been mentioned..
There is a way to clear the SPD (Spin-up Disable) bit for at least some of
the Digital RZ series drives. I was able to get it work on a RZ55, but
not on an RZ57 - your mileage may vary.
The procedure I have requires a VAXstation 3100 system and the infamous
Red Spoon (MMJ loopback). One inserts the Red Spoon, cycles power, and
>>> t 73
Answer the questions about port and ID of the drive; then
The test may or may not fail, but it *should* clear the SPD bit.
The rune to set the SPD bit is
When you're all done, remove the Red Spoon and cycle power again, to clear
the Deep Magic (field-service) mode.
#ken :-)} Jeratol the Chaotic
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