Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Adaptec 2944UW and DDS3 Tape drive

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.


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close