VAXstation 3100/76 SCSI disk over 1GB
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 23:49:33 CDT 2005
On 4/22/05, Saquinn624 at aol.com <Saquinn624 at aol.com> wrote:
> Dont know if this is common knowledge, but I have a VS3100/76 that I threw a
> 2gig IBM drive in, tried to put VMS on and - it worked. All the stuff I saw
> seemed to indicate that 3100s didn't like sysdisks over 1 gig, but my /76
> doesn't seem to mind.
IIRC the problem isn't _running_ VMS, it's when VMS crashes and uses
old SCSI commands to talk to the disk (which only have enough bits to
address blocks at 1GB or below), and your system disk gets scribbled
I have not owned a 3100, so anyone who knows more feel free to chime
in, but as I understand it, one should put a 1GB disk as DUA0: on a
3100, but one may put larger disks on as data disks, since VMS will
not attempt to write to them when it's going down hard.
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