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Date:      Wed, 02 Jul 1997 18:37:29 +0000
From:      Thordur Ivarsson <thivars@est.is>
To:        Blaz Zupan <blaz@amis.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: WangDAT 3200 not working
Message-ID:  <33BA9FE9.41C67EA6@est.is>
References:  <199706172110.XAA14747@relay.amis.net>

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Blaz Zupan wrote:
> 
> Is anybody using a WangDAT 3200 DAT streamer with success?
> Whenever I try to write to a tape I get errors like:
> 
> st0(ahc0:1:0): HARDWARE FAILURE asc:15,1 Mechanical positioning error
> 
> and
> 
> st0(ahc0:1:0): MEDIUM ERROR info:80 asc:c,0 Write error sks:80,1
> 
> I tried two different tapes (both can't be defect, one was new,
> the other was a used one) and both experience the same problem.
> I double and triple checked SCSI termination but still no go.
> 
> The DAT is connected to an Adaptec 2940UW, I'm running a 2.2.2
> kernel. The relevant messages are:
> 
> ahc0 <Adaptec 2940 Ultra SCSI host adapter> rev 0 int a irq 7 on pci0:11
> ahc0: aic7880 Wide Channel, SCSI Id=7, 16 SCBs
> ahc0:A:1: refuses WIDE negotiation.  Using 8bit transfers
> (ahc0:1:0): "WangDAT Model 3200 02.2" type 1 removable SCSI 2
> st0(ahc0:1:0): Sequential-Access density code 0x13,  drive empty
> ahc0:A:6: refuses WIDE negotiation.  Using 8bit transfers
> (ahc0:6:0): "QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3200S 300X" type 0 fixed SCSI 2
> sd0(ahc0:6:0): Direct-Access 3067MB (6281856 512 byte sectors)
> 
> Any ideas? Please include me in your replies as I don't subscribe
> to this list (there are way too many FreeBSD mailing lists to be
> subscribed to all of them :).
> 
> --
> Blaz Zupan, blaz@amis.net, http://www.amis.net/staff/blaz
> Medinet d.o.o., Linhartova 21, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
I think you have problem with the WangDat tape drive. They tend to get
broken in few months. I sold 5-7 drives in one year and got all of them
back broken, not finding the tapeheader.

thivars@est.is



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