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Adaptec 2944UW and DDS3 Tape drive

Adaptec 2944UW and DDS3 Tape drive

I have addeded a Adaptec 2944UW SCSI controller into my PC as I would like to use an old DD3 HP tape drive to it. Both devices although not having been used for a couple of years were pulled from a working server.

The adaptec card does not find the tape drive when I start up the machine. The DIP switches on the drive are at their default settings, I have played round with the jumpers, but as none of my attempts worked I have reset it all back to the way it was.

Am not sure if I need to add a SCSI terminator, the controller settings does have a feature to terminate SCSI using software that has been enabled.

Any advise on setting up SCSI devices would be a great help!



RE: Adaptec 2944UW and DDS3 Tape drive

The Adaptec 2944 card is a Differential SCSI interface.  You need to make sure your drive is a differential drive and you will need a differential terminator. You may need a "Y" cable to use the terminator.


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