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    SubjectRe: dec rz55 drives.

    On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > is it possible to use in linux a dec rz55 drive? it works from a storage
    > > expansion box, with simple scsi interface. i could put to work a tz30 tape
    > > from such a box, but the hdd's do not start. as far as i already heard,
    > > they need some scsi message like "start", because even if they are
    > > powered, they don't start to spin.
    >
    > There should be a jumper on the drive to control that. Also when you try
    > and mount a disk the code certainly implies it will send start messages

    yes, virtually all modern dec disks are either quantum fireballs or
    vikings of one description or another. On the jumper block on the front of
    the disk one of the jumpers should be for spin up... on the rz26 it's the
    fifth from the left, looking at the drive head-on.

    joelja

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