SCSI device on a laptop: PC Card or USB/SCSI converter?
I want to attach a SCSI device (my DAT drive) to a laptop computer.
There appear to be two ways to do this: a PC Card SCSI adapter such as
the Adaptec 1460, or a USB 2.0-to-SCSI adapter -- the only one I know
of is Adaptec's USB2XCHANGE.
Does have anyone have experience with these solutions? Informed
opinions on which would be more robust? Faster?
From a technical point of view I prefer the USB2XCHANGE approach, but
it's relatively new technology, so I'm a bit wary.
My mail address is jsachs177 at earthlink dot net.
Jonathan Sachs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I want to attach a SCSI device (my DAT drive) to a laptop computer.
> There appear to be two ways to do this: a PC Card SCSI adapter such as
> the Adaptec 1460, or a USB 2.0-to-SCSI adapter -- the only one I know
> of is Adaptec's USB2XCHANGE.
> Does have anyone have experience with these solutions? Informed
> opinions on which would be more robust? Faster?
> From a technical point of view I prefer the USB2XCHANGE approach, but
> it's relatively new technology, so I'm a bit wary.
> My mail address is jsachs177 at earthlink dot net.
I use a 1460 under both Linux and Win98 to do backups to a DAT drive.
It works. The DAT drive speed is the limiting factor, not the
interface speed, so from a speed standpoint, they will be about the
...SCSI: Does one need a special SCSI LVD adapter, over and above a SCSI card?
The computer, on my Debian linux home hard-wired five PC Ethernet network,
on which I wish to add a SCSI hard disk for backup purposes, has an
> I have an Iwill Side-2936UW-E SCSI adapter. This supports SCSI-1, SCSI-2,
> Ultra SCSI, UYltra Wide SCSI peripherals; PCI Local bus spec revision 2.1
> compliance; 32 bit bus master DMA; scatter/gather supported.
Several SCSI dirves -- 36gig to 50 gig -- are available at Ebay, that seem most
Most are "LVD SCSI" drives; at least one Ebay retailer seems to imply
that this might necessitate the use of some adapter, that he'll sell me as
I suspect that I don't really need this adapter.
Am I right?
P.S. I don't read comp.linux.hardware that often; so a direct email would be
I'll respond, when the matter is cleared up, to the net.
Thanks in advance,
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Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2004 20:15:16 -0700
From: Daryl G. Norton <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2777732346
It will if you have the correct adapters. I have the higher end adapters
that will make these drives work with non LVD controllers. Most of the
adapters on Ebay are rated low and do not work on both Mac and PC. Mine do
it all. They run 9.95 per adapter with no extra shipping if shipped with
Call or email me if you have more questions.
On 01/02/2004 7:53 PM,...Can't get my Lexar USB CF reader to be seen in /proc/scsi/scsi
I'm trying to get my Lexar USB CF reader (RW016-P Rev.A) to work under
RedHat 8.0, but it does not seem to show up under /proc/scsi/scsi.
However is does show under /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0/1. I have put some
details below, and hope some one knows what might be the issue...
[root@Tommy root]# lsmod | grep usb
usb-uhci 26412 0 (unused)
usbcore 78944 1 [hid usb-uhci]
[root@Tommy root]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: CD-R PX-W8432T Rev: 1.05
Type: CD-RO...FS: A2091 SCSI controller, SCSI cable and 9GB IBM SCSI harddrive
Complete set for A2000 / 3000 and 4000 computers.
Asking only 50 USD or 50 Euro's.
...SCSI to SCSI copy routines?
My Mac has a SCSI CD ROM drive in it. I am adding a CDRW. I heard that if
I get a SCSI CDRW I will be able to take advantage of some exclusive "SCSI
to SCSI" routines when copying from CD to CD that would not be available
to me if I went with say an IDE or FireWire CDRW drive. Is that true?
On 8/1/04 5:57 am, in article firstname.lastname@example.org,
"toronado455" <email@example.com> wrote:
> My Mac has a SCSI CD ROM drive in it. I am adding a CDRW. I heard that if
> I get a SCSI CDRW I will be able to take advantage of some exclusive "SCSI
> to SCSI&q...old scsi to newer scsi
I have a 25-pin scsi flatbed scanner that came with it's own card/cable.
I've recently aquired a PC with external ultra/wide 68-pin.
Can anyone point me to a cable/adapter that will connect the two?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> I have a 25-pin scsi flatbed scanner that came with it's own card/cable.
> I've recently aquired a PC with external ultra/wide 68-pin.
> Can anyone point me to a cable/adapter that will connect the two?
I'm not certain if there is a s...SCSI errors on probe-scsi-all
I'm using a Netra20 with Solaris 8 but I'm having some issues
connecting external devices to the SCSI bus. I'm trying to see if
anyone else has come across solutions to these errors. Google shows a
few hits matching the error messages, but so far I haven't found a solution.
Situation: plugging in an INSITE I325VM floppy device into the external
scsi port on a Netra 20.
At OBP: probe-scsi-all yields the following:
Unit 0 Removable Disk INSITE I325VM *F0387GF<garbled stuff here>
Fatal SCSI error at script address 10 unexpecte...Any way to backup to a Sony SDK-5200 Tape drive(SCSI) using a Xircom USB-SCSI converter in OSX?
Thanks. I'd like to not have to buy more hardware. I would backup with Retrospect.
Jack Stroh <email@example.com> writes:
> Thanks. I'd like to not have to buy more hardware. I would backup
> with Retrospect.
According to Dantz's compatibility engine, there's no such thing as
There is an SDT-5200 DAT drive listed. If that's what you have, then
it is supported with Retrospect version 2.1 or later. The drive
should have firmware version 3.02 or later.
No Xircom devices are listed on their MacOS X SCSI host adapter
compatibility ...SCSI 160 and SCSI 320
Is there a difference between a cable SCSI 160 and cable SCSI 320.
Thanks a lot.
...SCSI to USB
The last SCSI card in our RISC OS computers recently went to deadland, so
in order to continue using the old SCSI scanner I'm wondering of there's a
SCSI to USB adaptor plug/cable in much the same way as there is for the
old Printers to USB.
I've done quite a bit of looking online and can't really decide what I'm
seeing in this regard, so time to ask advice methinks.
Q1) Is there a Plug/cable SCSI to USB available?
Q2) If so, any product names to suggest?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Dave Symes &...Some SCSI Questions with SCSI Lib2
We have our own FPGA chip via which I am trying to send a SCSI
command under VxWorks RTOS. I like to know where I may have to
add the needed code to send a SCSI command (Request Sense,
Inquiry) which are done via the scsiPhysDevCreate function. I
understand the SCSI Lib 2 Template Driver as provided by VxWorks.
But it does not have a fully clear Transaction using scsiTransact
function pointer. I am guessing that when scsiPhysDevCreate is
called it creates the SCSI Threads and it must have a way to
send the SCSI command. And there is scsiThreadActivate function
pointer which I am guessi...SCSI 3 / SCSI 2
I'm a newbie about SCSI controllers and hard drives but I haven't found
any answer in the newsgroups and over the net.
I've got a SCSI-3 hard drive with a 68pin connector and a controller
card with a 50pin connector, so I think that it is a SCSI-2 controller card.
My question is: Can I connect my SCSI-3 Hard drive on my controller card
using a 50/68 ping transceiver ?
Thanks in advance,
"akiuni" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm a newbie about SCSI controllers and...Standard SCSI and Ultra SCSI
I have an Epson 1680 which has a SCSI interface... but it's a 'standard'
SCSI port and I'm wondering whether an Ultra SCSI card will actually be
compatible with it. I know that the Ultra is wider but I wasn't sure if can
actually work in the normal SCSI mode...
On Sun, 23 May 2004 08:16:05 -0500, Alan Bloom wrote
(in article <firstname.lastname@example.org>):
> I have an Epson 1680 which has a SCSI interface... but it's a 'standard'
> SCSI port and I'm wondering whether an Ultra SCSI card will ac...Scsi
I have some questions about a SCSI setup; not directly related to PS/2, but
an IBM 8639 server with a raid controller with 4 drives, all of model
DCAS-34330. One of the drives was deleted because of failure and I took the
whole thing apart to check everything. This is the situation: Controller
has the ID 7.
Seen from the raid controller at the first connector is the CD-ROM, ID 1;
then a drive with ID 2, next drive ID 4, next drive ID 3 and the last with
The drives 1-2-3 have the autospin disabled.
The last drive on the chain is the autospin not disabled and the SCSI
terminator is on.
Questions: it seems to me that the ID setting is random, so what is the best
setting? And what about the autospin?
The SCSI cable has an active terminator at the end, so why is the last drive
also terminated? In my opinion it shouldn't be. This one is also the
defective one, so I have to replace it. Let me share your allmighty
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Hi George !
1. the physical order of devices along a SCSI bus is of little to no
There is no need to have device 0 closest to the controller and ID6 at the end.
Exception 1: mixing 8- and 16-bit devices with adapter plugs. 16-bit (wide)
devices might react funny if placed to far off from the controller.
Hi I'd like to send some simple commands to a device connected to an
adaptec AIC 7850 SCSI card using labview. I don't have a large sum of
money to spend on third party products such as those from "icon". Is
there any "native solution", possibly using hacks of windows dll's ?
John, obviously NI can supply scsi interface cards but at a cost the
ni 8214. This includes the windows driver. If you can obtain a driver
then you can call dlls from labview.
I have no previous experience in this and I have looked at the
discussions forums and also NI's r...SCSI
Hope you can help me out; I'm trying to install Warp 4.5 on a Intellistation
Z Pro with 2 Xeon 1 GHz processors and 3 SCSI drives, 17GB, 17GB and 37GB.
All Ultra 160.
During setup when disk 1 is running the computer locked up and I found out
that there is no driver for the AIC 7899 disk controller.
I downloaded AICU160.ADD, removed some unused files from disk 1 and put the
wright file on the disk.
In the config.sys file on disk1 I put in top the next lines:
This should do, but during loading disk1 lots of text is scrolling and...ScSi
I have two "Compaq Proliant ML370" servers and 1 A1000 storage array.I
want to share the storage between these two servers.
The Proliant server uses "Integrated Dual Channel Wide Ultra2 SCSI
The A1000 uses " Dual Differential Ultra/Wide SCSI (UDWIS/P)(HVD) "
Is there any mismtach or can I go ahead and connect?
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 23:57:36 -0700, Ramesh wrote:
> I have two "Compaq Proliant ML370" servers and 1 A1000 storage array.I
> want to share the storage between these two servers.
> The Proliant server uses "Integrate...SCSI
Can I plug a SCSI card to my comp without any disk connected within?
Does any termination needed in that case?
Im thinking of getting a bigger hard drive for my 500. I have an A590,
at the moment it still has the original 20MB drive in it. All I can find
on ebay are 2 drive 50 pin SCSI cables. Do these work in the same way as
ide cables in that you can just leave the second connector empty or do I
need to add a terminator or another drive? In the case of the terminator
is there any special terminator i need or just any 50 pin SCSI terminator?
"Robert Cook" <email@example.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
> Im th...scsi
I recently removed an adaptec scsi ,panasonic cd burner,from my machine
(win2000) and installed both in another machine.(win98).The new machine
keeps asking for the correct driver,but I am using the same driver that was
in the previous machine.which worked fine.Driver is Adaptec ez-scsi lite.
v4.00e.The cd burner lights up but will do nothing else.Do I have to do
anything in the Bios to get this working??.I have the burner terminated as
it was in the previous machine.
Replace here_too with bigpond
> I recently removed an adaptec scsi ...SCSI 2 / Wide SCSI adaptor
I know that I'll sound like a moron, and I think that I know the answer,
but I prefer to ask before risking damagin anything.
I've a Blizzard PPC 603e+, with a SCSI 2 interface, that, if I remember
correctly (I haven't counted!) is 50 pins.
"Moderm" SCSI hard disks are either Wide SCSI (68 pins) or some nasty Ultra
Wide SCSI that have 80 pins.
I do know that there're some adaptors out there, for example to connect a
68 pins drive to a 50 pins controller.
Is OK to use one of those adaptors with the Blizzard? (I suppose that
almost everyon...SCSI cabling and termination (Bowling for SCSI)
And it's a strike!!!
...The SCSI controller does not see the SCSI drives?
I have two maxtor atlas IV 10K 36GB on the adaptec 39320R SCSI
controller and when i bootup it does not see either of the drive. my system
Iwill dp533 dual xeon motherboard
2 x 2.4 GHZ xeon processors
PNY QuadroFX 1000
4x 512MB kingston hypex pc2700
adaptec 39320R SCSI RAID controller
2x Maxtor atlas IV 10K 36GB
adaptec 1200A Ide RAID controller
2x 200GB WD IDE drives
pioneer DVD 4x Rcorder
I set the drive with the terminator to ID0
and the second drive in the chain ID1
I would appreciate any help with this.
...SCSI CDROM responding on all SCSI IDs
I have an E250 with a Toshiba XM6201 CDROM drive that appears to be
responding on all SCSI IDs. probe-scsi gets me what looks like the first
HDD followed by 15 CDROM drives. The remaining 4 physical hard disks
(there are five in total) are not reported at all. Sometimes probe-scsi
just hangs about about ID 9 or ID a, depending on what HDD is where in the
The CD device reads CDs and the machine will boot off the CD but when
accessing the HDDs I get lots of IO errors (SCSI bus resets and other
errors, DMA weirdness). If I try to do a Solaris install, sometimes it
finds a device to ins...