problems with Adaptec SCSI adapter and IBM harddrives

Doug White dwhite at
Tue Feb 17 19:38:37 PST 2004

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On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Anatoliy Dmytriyev wrote:

> Hello, everybody!
> I need to install a scsi system on my 4.9 freebsd box and used the scsi card
> "Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI adapter" and external cabinet with the IBM drive:
> <IBM IC35L146UWDY10-0 S23C>. After stratup FreeBSD detected Adaptec and hard
> drive, I did fdisk, label and newfs without any problems, but when I tried copy
> data on this scsi disk I got error messages:
> (da0:ahc0:0:6:0): SCB 0x3 - timed out

The usual culprit hiere is a bad cable or termination. Recheck your
connections and chain layouts.

Adaptec's site has troubleshooting tips for SCSI chain issues.

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