DDS Tape problems
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Sun Jun 19 21:44:06 GMT 2005
Pavel Duda wrote:
> I have problem with my DDS-3 type drive. I'm able to write on it but
> not read data back. If I try to read them I get card dump and tape
> drive hangs up. I have tried to upgrade firmware but problem remains.
> Does somebody have experience with this ?
> My specs :
> FreeBSD 5.2.1, generic kernel, x86 (P3), SCSI card is Adaptec AHA2940
> and tape drive Python 04106.
Not terribly helpful, but I have a DAT2 working with an Adaptec 2940A.
It's worked since forever and is fine with 5.4 though I never ran
5.1/2/3. Is the machine it's attached to dual-boot? I.e. can you test
the tape drive in Windows, or Linux for example? (Well, they have to be
good for something :-)) Is this a recent problem or is this the first
time you've tried using this drive? Can you try another SCSI adapter?
I've run mine (for testing only) off the cheapest rubbish I got free
with a SCSI CDRW and it was fine.
The only other guess would be termination. Has anything else on your
SCSI chain changed? Is the terminator properly plugged in?
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