DDS Tape problems
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Jun 21 14:09:51 GMT 2005
> Pavel Duda wrote:
> > I've just switched tape drive for a DDS-4 and this one works fine.
> > Funny is that DDS3 drive works wo problems on my workstation with
> > Windows and same (well same type not exactly same) SCSI adapter. I
> > have also found some information that there could be problem with SCSI
> > commands queueing, but no solution for that or what it causes. Anyway
> > now I'm happy that DDS-4 in server works fine so I probably wont dig
> > deeper to find out where is the problem....
> Don't blame you :-) I guess I'll just count myself lucky that my DDS-2
> works fine (modulo heads wearing out).
> Windows drivers could easily be doing something clever to compensate for
> some known (to Microsoft at least) problem with the specific tape
> drive. Being Windows it wouldn't bother to tell you.
That is probably true. I just wish someone could find out what that[those]
trick[s] is[are] and apply them in FreeBSD - someone who knows more about
SCSI tape drivers than I.
> Glad you got something working in the end.
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