Problem with RF73 DSSI disk
holm at freibergnet.de
Fri Sep 4 01:01:16 CDT 2015
Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Since the capacity of 2x RF31 and 1x RF71 disks is a little bit low
> for VMS with some compilersi (~400MB every disk), I've looked for a bigger
> disk, at least for the sytem itself. (I've already relocated the pagefile
> to the 2nd disk).
> Ok, there are RF73 available at ebay US for $100, but addiotional $50 and more
> for shipping is to much, I have to pay additional 19% of customs VAT on top
> of the sum from disk+shipping.. Maybe there are people that think that this
> prices are ok, but not me, not for an old 2GB disk for an computer with
> that power consumtion and that computing "power"..
> In the case there is someone in europe that want to give away such a disk
> for an acceptable price, please mail me..
> Luckily an old friend of mine found 2 Disks in his stock, another RF31 (not
> tried jet) and an RF73.
> I've changed now the working but still almost empty RF71 in my VAX4000-300
> against that RF73 disk and tried to integrate it to the system.
> It starts with all LEDs on (as the other do), begins to rattle a little
> with the head assembly (as the others do) but stops then and begins to
> reposition somewhere in 0.5s cycles. It never finishes doing that, it is
> not going to ready. The ready led is blinking for a short time after every
> 0,5s cycle. I've tried to talk with the disk using the KA670 Firmware
> with set host/dup/dssi/bus:0 2, PARAMS is working and STATUS is responding,
> the displayed last failure was 3304(X) and I don't know what that could be..
> All other commands do work, but they are aborted since the disk is busy.
> The available RF72DUG8 gives the hint that the error codes are listed in
> the service manuals, but it seems that those manuals aren't available
> What could the error be? Is the disk dead?
> Technik Service u. Handel Tiffe, www.tsht.de, Holm Tiffe,
> Freiberger Straße 42, 09600 Oberschöna, USt-Id: DE253710583
> www.tsht.de, info at tsht.de, Fax +49 3731 74200, Mobil: 0172 8790 741
Hmm.. I see, I must be the only one that has ever seen a DSSI disk...
Thanks to all that haven't answered.
Technik Service u. Handel Tiffe, www.tsht.de, Holm Tiffe,
Freiberger Straße 42, 09600 Oberschöna, USt-Id: DE253710583
www.tsht.de, info at tsht.de, Fax +49 3731 74200, Mobil: 0172 8790 741
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