02-28-2009 10:19 PM
These are older 9.1 GB UW-SCSI/SCA drives that I decided to pull out of the spare parts bin and install 8 of them in an external drive enclosure, all run by an Adaptec 2940-UW card. The system see the drives and theye are found at the SCSI addresses I selected, but... they are very very slow. Even the Adaptec firm takes forever to formate them. Actually, I gave up on the formats, it was taking so long. All this is working well using the same controler and an attached SCSI-2 drive.
I'm guessing these drivers don't like to share the same SCSI bus so I'm looking for more information on them. I found the manual for the ST-version at Seagate, but nothing on the SX-version, plus Google can't find me any more information other than that other people have used these drives.
Can anyone help? How are these drives different? What exactly is this SX drive?
03-02-2009 06:17 AM
03-02-2009 10:51 AM
Thanks for the help.
Here's the info:
SCSI ID: 8
SCSI ID: 9
SCSI ID: 10
Serial Number: 504,564,339
Serial Number: 302,786,612
I had run into a problem using these drives in my XP machine with this same controller and at first all looked OK but when I tried copying files to them they got slower, and slower, and seems to have eventually stopped. The low-level format (Adaptec BIOS) was very slow this time (Win98), much slower than it took to format an 18 GB SCSI-2 drive, but it eventually completed, after several hours. So it looks like these drives are working now, but I am still curious about what the serial numbers can tell me.
03-03-2009 06:58 AM
Sorry, those serial numbers are invalid.
Are there part numbers on these drives? P/N? S/N?