[ILUG] SCSI questions
kenn at bluetree.ie
Mon Jan 31 12:01:11 GMT 2000
> > 1. Is it safe to connect/disconnect a SCSI cable from
> > a powered-up device (either host adapter or disk/tape
> > drive)?
> > 2. Is it safe to power up/down an external SCSI device
> > while the host adapter is powered?
> Maybe - it's going to depend on your adapters, and OS drivers. I used
> to plug & unplug zip drives & tape drives from Sun workstations
> without ill effects, once I did drvconfig;disks; etc. etc. However,
> these devices were always being connected to an SBus SCSI card, i.e.
> a different SCSI bus from ther internal disks.
There are no internal SCSI devices on this machine, so I might
> As always, if in doubt, don't try it on your production machine 8).
Oh, this isn't a production machine. It's the "Galway Museum
Of Retro Computing" in my house. Trailing edge is so much more
fun than bleeding edge. Too much heavy lifting, unfortunately...
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