> Okay, probably a dumb question but I can't readily find an answer > in the archives.. > > I just picked up a (used) surestore C1533A (thats an HP device) and am > having some problems getting it work quite right. I've got the dip switches > set correctly (I was able to find at least 3 corroborating pages for that) > but can't manage to get it to write correctly. It will only write about > 50 megs using 0a as dump flags. Trying to specify -B and estimating > compression got me to about 200 but it's a 4 gig drive. All it wants to > do is write a few blocks, sit and sputter for a second or two, write a few > more, (repeat for about 15 minutes) and then tell me it's at EOM well before > it should be. > > There are notes in the hardware compatability section that says this > drive has been made to work onder FreeBSD so I know at least that it's > not simply an unsupported device. > > Any suggestions from the folks in the audience?
This is a DDS2 SCSI drive, correct? I have a C1553A in an autoloader and it works flawlessly. I would check the following: 1. Since you're getting EOM, check that the tape is, in fact, rewound. 2. Try a new tape. 3. Run a cleaning tape. 4. Ensure that the SCSI bus is correctly configured and terminated. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"