SCSI Hard Disc #2
Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
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On 12 Dec 2004 "Dave Plowman (News)" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
> plugged in?
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...Freebie: Original Acorn 210Mb Hard Disc
In the course of helping a disabled friend to clear out a lot of
old Acorn kit I have acquired one of the original 210Mb hard
discs that were fitted to some Risc PCs. It is now formatted F+
(long file names) and contains the rudiments of a RISC OS 4.02
installation. I could re-format it to F (as original) which
would leave it empty. I have given it a long run on a Risc PC;
it checks out OK with DiscKnight and *Verify produces no
Does anyone want this drive for the cost of postage? Email me at
the address below.
_____________________________________________________...SCSI formatted USB hard disc limitations?
I have been successfully using a DOS-formatted 2GB HDD connected via a
USB external caddy to back up my Iyonix for some time. Following
comments in the recent "USB Hard Discs..." thread, I thought it might be
a good idea to format a larger disc using !SCSIForm and use that
The disc formatted fine and files copied readily. However, what seems to
happen is that, with some folders, the system locks up before the entire
contents are copied. For example, lockup occurs with the !Boot folder
when approx. 101 of the 103MB have been copied. Subsequent attempts to
add even one file t...Creating a hard drive image
I have never seen this sort of hardware setup before (setup sun and ia
servers before, worked with old hardware before, but never saw this
setup). What this site has is a rack of boards, that sort of look like
old mainframe multiplexer controller boards ... but htis one rack has a
SPARC board that connects to a box above it, which holds an enclosed
hard drive, about 20 gb.
It reportedly (couldnt connect to it one day to run commands to see
exactly what it has hardware and software wise) is running 5.7 SunOS
under a WinXP OS.
It reportedly has five 4gb partitions, one or more of which m...FA: Apple IIgs SCSI card and externel SCSI hard drive
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To see a pic of the drive: http://ww...Scsi disc problems
I have bought myself a Sun Ultra-2, and I have bought a 9.1GB SCSI disc
(because the 4.5 GB discs that came with it are not big enough).
The new disc is a Compaq Disc, Part No. 336366-001 (though it reports
itself as of type HD0093172C, which the compaq website - well, the HP
website now - suggests should have the Part No. 336381-001). However, the
Compaq/HP website gives no information about the specification of that
Actually, from its appearance, I would say it is actually a re-badged
Seagate drive, but I have not been able to identify the corresponding
Seagate Part No. (which is a p...My hard disc locked
I've got two hard discs, one is for my system and one is for the
data.( both of them are in NTFS format)
few days ago, my system went down and I wanted to install format and
install windows98 to drive C.(I used XP before)
Unluckily, I can't install Windows 98 into Drive C(looks like it's not
competitible w/ NTFS)
So I installed XP afterwerds. After that, My Drive D turned to RAW
format, I can't open drive D's data. The windows said that I haven't
format the D drive ant when I use the fdisk, it can't identify my
drive D's format.
There are twenty-something giabyt...Hard disc scratch
My teenage son has a habit of restarting his laptop when the system
(frequently) hangs by removing the battery.
Now there appears to be a problem on the hard disc.
Durning the execution of Scandisk, the scan reaches around 86% and
then stops. It just stays there until the system is rebooted.
We can get the machine to operate by rebooting and bypassing scandisk.
But certain operations, e.g. trying to delete a particular file, cause
the system to hang.
I guess the cause is that there is some kind of scratch on the disc
when he removed the battery once too often. But I am surprised that
Scandisk can't overcome this.
Anyone know of any utility that can perhaps put the bad sectors into
an "envelope" so that they are simply ignored by the system ?
Salvador Freemanson wrote:
> My teenage son has a habit of restarting his laptop when the system
> (frequently) hangs by removing the battery.
> Now there appears to be a problem on the hard disc.
> Durning the execution of Scandisk, the scan reaches around 86% and
> then stops. It just stays there until the system is rebooted.
> We can get the machine to operate by rebooting and bypassing scandisk.
> But certain operations, e.g. trying to delete a particular file, cause
> the system to hang.
> I guess the cause is that there is some kind of scratch on the disc
> when he removed the battery once too often. But I am surprised that
> Scandisk can't overcome this. ...hardware scsi raid5
Anybody using hardware scso raid5 on PCI 32bit controler?
(Adaptec 2100S, Mylex AcceleRaid 250 or something similar)
What performance can you achive?
...Hard Disc on Iyonix
The hard disc on my Iyonix has started to produce 'Disc error 13
at ...' messages. I need to purchase a replacement drive of the same
or similar type so that I can have them both connected at the same
time to copy stuff from the original to the new drive. What is it that
I should purchase please?
DIscKnight gives the map a clean bill so I'll do nothing to the
existing HDD until I've copied it all off (and made a backup first).
On 14 May 2012, svrsig <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> DIscKnight gives the map a clean bill so I'll do nothing to the
> existing ...SCSI Hard drive?
I plan to install another Hard Drive in my Compaq Presario P4 desktop
to have Linux Mandrake 10.0 on it (the original disk, an IDE one, has
I was thinking in buying a SCSI one (with its adaptor, of course)
because of the best performance compared to IDE ones but I wonder if I
should, given that:
I have no experience/knowledge at all with SCSI.
I have currently no time to spend fighting against problems.
So, I need a drive that may be installed easily, like an IDE does.
Should I try SCSI or stick to IDE? or, in other words,
Am I likely to find problems with an SCSI drive and adapter?
Does anyone know of a SCSI drive that can be installed like that
Please, any clue.
> I plan to install another Hard Drive in my Compaq Presario P4 desktop
> to have Linux Mandrake 10.0 on it (the original disk, an IDE one, has
> I was thinking in buying a SCSI one (with its adaptor, of course)
> because of the best performance compared to IDE ones but I wonder if I
> should, given that:
> I have no experience/knowledge at all with SCSI.
> I have currently no time to spend fighting against problems.
> So, I need a drive that may be installed easily, like an IDE does.
> Should I try SCSI or stick to IDE? or, in other words,
> Am I likely to find problems with an SCSI drive and adapter?
> Does anyone know of a SCSI drive that can be installed like that
> Please, any clu...1GB SCSI HARD
I have a 56slc 8556-059 IBM computer.It came with a 160MB harddrive. I
bought a 1GB scsi ibm ps2 harddrive and istalled it. I run the diagnostic
disk to test the harddrive and it tells me that the hardrive needs service
or needs to be replaced. I tried to format the harddrive and it tells me
that harddrive failed. Does anyone know if my computer can take the 1GB
Randall Rickerson wrote:
> I have a 56slc 8556-059 IBM computer.It came with a 160MB harddrive. I
> bought a 1GB scsi ibm ps2 harddrive and istalled it. I run the diagnostic
> disk to test the harddrive and it tells me that the hardrive needs service
> or needs to be replaced. I tried to format the harddrive and it tells me
> that harddrive failed. Does anyone know if my computer can take the 1GB
According to announcement letter 195-232, the 8556 can use a 1.08GB SCSI
hard drive, *but* note 12 indicates that the drive must be a secondary
drive, it can't be used as the primary drive. Announcement letter
195-233 for the 540MB SCSI drive does not have the secondary limitation,
so this implies to me that the 8556 can handle an IML drive up to but
not exceeding 1023MB. If your 160MB drive is still operational, keep it
as SCSI ID 6, then set the 1GB (which I'm assuming is 1024MB or larger)
drive as SCSI ID 5, and see if you can format and use the 1GB drive. If
you can't, try to format the 1GB drive in another PC using the Adaptec
...Hard disc recovery
I had a somewhat strange experience today with a hard drive.
Some months ago I decided to upgrade the hard drive on my PC from 100GB to
160GB. The drives were formatted to NTFS.
I used the now spare 100GB drive in my Risc PC, initialising it with my
Unipod, where it has been used since February this year.
As the 100GB was a bit over the top and the PC again needed more space, I
reverted the Risc PC to its original 10GB drive and put the 100GB drive -
still with all the Risc PC stuff on it - back into the PC, as a slave to
the other drive.
When I turned the PC on, it went into a half hour ...Hardware hard in Linux?
OK, here's the scenario. Dual boot box consisting of a P4P-800-E DLX,
Nvidia video card, printer, scanner, bells, whistles, and it's something
I'm proud of.
The Linux side is running Slack 10.2 with a custom 2.6.16 kernel and gware
Gnome for the desktop.
Mrs. Phist decided to buy me a wireless keyboard and mouse since my old
ones are almost five years old and I've beaten them all to hell. She's
not the most tech savvy person in the world and just went to Best Buy
and got a Microsoft keyboard/mouse combo for about $40 CAN. Not a bad
deal, but I'm going from PS2 wired k...Hard disc recovery
I have a SCSI 120Gb hard disk that was accidently re-partitioned can anyone
recommend a suitable tool to un partition the drive so I can recover the
files on it ?
On 3 Apr, 22:45, "freddy" <dsd....@hehg.com> wrote:
> I have a SCSI 120Gb hard disk that was accidently re-partitioned can anyone
> recommend a suitable tool to un partition the drive so I can recover the
> files on it ?
Ouch! Bad luck.
Thoughts that spring to mind are:
-Dump an image of the drive 'as is' before you do anything else...
....mind you 120gb is go...SCSI Hard Drives
I'm getting ready to upgrade some SCSI hard drives on my Falcons.
I need 3.5 size and will be using them for D2D recording and for
help in Audio and Data CD creation.
Before I go out and spend money on a model I'm not sure about,
I was wondering if Falcon users and people in the know could
recommend some good Brands/models and type of SCSI would
be best. Like SCSI II,SCSI III, or just plain SCSI.
HD Driver and Cecile will be the Hard Drive System software
mostly likely used. I have 3 Falcons to upgrade drives on.
I also need a source for good SCSI cables to connect from the
Falcon to a Centronics type connection. I would rather have
cables of around 3-4 feet instead of 6+ foot in length.
I plan on using partitions close to a Gig each. So I guess I need
each drive to be around 10-15 Gigs.
It's been awhile since I've upgraded my drives. My last one
was a Toshiba 2.5IDE of around 6-8gigs on my CT2B.
The SCSI drives will be used on a fairly stock Falcon and
2 that are fairly modified with Bus upgrades and such.
I was wondering if there is any way to use the extra space on
a very large SCSI drive of say 100 Gigs with the limits that
TOS 4.04 has on a partition. IIRC, About a Gig a partition is
a far as ya can go with TOS 4.04.
Does anyone know if the CT2B Falcon upgrade using
Cecile from the Flash allows larger than 1 gig partitions
on IDE and or SCSI drives or are we stuck with the 1gig
Any help is ...Hard Disc linking
I have just installed a second hard disc (with no links, = slave) and
all works perfectly.
I had to work out whether the boot disc was configured as a Master or as
Drive select so I checked the documentation that came with the disc many
I was surprised as to how the boot disc is configured.
All works well was I didn't alter anything but I am left curious.
The boot disc is a Maxtor 5T030H3 and is linked as follows;
Link between Pins 1 and 6
Link between Pins 2 and 3
X = Pin
O = No Pin
1 2 3 4 5
X X X O X
X X X X X
6 7 ...Replacement Hard Disc
I have a RISC PC 600 with RISC OS 3.6. The current hard disc appears to
have failed with hard errors. I have been unable to find out what the
maximum hard disc size that I can fit is - I've been unable to run
HForm (I've tried several versions) with a 40Gb HD.
So, some questions:
What is the maximum size HD that I can add with the current OS and what
version of HForm would I use?
Can I just add some spare 3.7 ROMs I have and would it make any
Where can I get a very small HD if the answer to the above is less than
about 18Gb (the smallest I can make available)?
What upg...Some Acorn user discs
I have a stack of Acorn User discs sitting in my room (about 75) which need
shifting. Out of curiosity, are they worth anything to anyone out there? I
haven't decided what to do with them yet, but if no one in my immediate
circle can find a use for them, perhaps someone else might offer something
In article <JMjXc.415$Ch2.email@example.com>,
W.Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a stack of Acorn User discs sitting in my room (about 75) which
> need shifting. Out of curiosity, are they worth an...A3010 Hard disc
Know this is a tall order but does anyone have an IDE interface for the
A3010 which I could use to connect a hard disc to the machine? Also, I
need a user port on the expansion card. I dont need a hard disc, I have
two in an A7000 and I could take one for this. Know it wont fit, but
neatness doesnt really matter. I just need the inteface.
Alternatively does anyone have an expansion card of any sort whatsoever
for an A7000 with a user port on it? I really dont care what it is so
long as theres a user port (for an external control box I want to get
working for a model railway).
If anyone ...scsi Hard drives
I've been looking about at various scsi hard drives and controllers
with the intent of buying one for my work desktop, the task is going to
require alot of repeated disk access so the quicker the better so i've
assumed that a 15,000rpm Ultra320 type is my best bet. However i have
no idea about the scsi controllers and compatibility issues involved.
The desktop is a Dell Optiplex GX620, i have had my IT guys on to Dell
to see if they could come up with something but they do not support
scsi drives on these computers.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the make/type ...SCSI Hard Drive
I am working on Ultra 320 SCSI driver, on VxWorks 6.0. I have the SCSI
PMC card form Systran and my target is my Pentium PC.
I have been stuck in this problem regarding the mounting of the scsi
driver. Please do help in this with high priority.
The situation is as such,
1. I havnt yet attached my driver with the Pentium BSP, but I call the
PCI and SCSI initilization functions from the shell.
2. I am not using the auto config, I am doing manual configuration of
the SCSI device, which is SCSI Ultra 160 Hard Drive, by calling the the
scsiPhysDevCreate(pscsiC...Acorn SCSI formatter
I am looking for a HD formatting tool that will work with an Acorn AKA31
SCSI 1 Podule under RISC OS 3.1. Can anyone help?
In article <email@example.com>, Ian K (N)
> Hello All
> I am looking for a HD formatting tool that will work with an Acorn AKA31
> SCSI 1 Podule under RISC OS 3.1. Can anyone help?
> Ian K
Eventually You should try the original Acorn tool ScsiDM.
It is available here: acorn.riscos.com/riscos/releases .