On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Kelly D. Leavitt wrote:
> Two tips:
> 1) With the internal controller, ALWAYS park the drive. They last much longer that way. There is a flag to have the kernal auto park. Turn it on.
> 2) If you have a drive with more than 8 heads, you can still use it. These drives seem to be much more reliable. Just cover PIN 2 of the controll connector (the 34 pin connector) with tape, or sever the trace to it. This is head 8 select, or Reduced Write Current on older drives.
Good advice. I thought I had a winner with an ST-4038, but it starts
to throw lots of errors after it's been running for a while. I have one
more ST-4038 to try, and a ST-4096 (9 heads).
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
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