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Ecrix VXA-1 Internal

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SCSI Termination

   Ecrix VXA-1 Internal Tape Drive

Installing Your Internal VXA-1 Drive

Ecrix VXA-1 - Internal Drive Front View

Installing Your Internal VXA-1 Drive

1.  Prepare the tape drive bay.
2.  Remove the bay cover plate according to your system manufacturer's instructions.
3.  Set the SCSI ID.  The default setting is SCSI ID 3.  To change the SCSI ID see the illustrations below.
4.  Attach the VXA-1 drive into the drive bay.  Install it using the four screws provided
4.  Determine if your drive needs to be terminated.
5.  Connect a SCSI cable to the drive's interface.
6.  Connect a power cable from your system to the tape drive.
7.  Test your drive.
8.  You've finished.

VXA-1 Internal Tape Drive - Rear View.Ecrix VXA-1 - Internal Drive Rear View

Ecrix VXA-1 - Internal Drive Screw Mounting Positions.


SCSI ID Jumper Select Detail.
Ecrix VXA-1 - SCSI ID Jumper Select..


The three jumpers to the right of the SCSI Address Jumper Block are used to select your required SCSI ID.  Default setting is SCSI ID 3.

SCSI ID *   B A 4 2 1
0         Off Off Off
1         Off Off On
2         Off On Off
3         Off On On
4         On Off Off
5         On Off On
6         Off Off On
7         On On On

Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive and SCSI termination.Ecrix VXA-1 - Internal Drive With Terminator Installed.
You need to determine if your Ecrix VXA-1
tape drive requires SCSI termination.
Each end of the SCSI bus must be terminated.
If the tape drive is the last device on the SCSI
bus, a pass through terminator must be installed
(as illustrated to the left).
The pass through terminator is not included when you purchase a VXA-1 tape drive, so you need
to specify when ordering that a pass through terminator would be required.

For more information on SCSI termination, click here.

Ecrix VXA-1 - Internal Drive Without Termination.
The diagram to the right, illustrates a VXA-1 drive without a terminator installed. In this example the tape drive cannot be the last device on the SCSI bus.
Therefore it must be positioned between other products, which are situated at either ends of the SCSI bus.

For more information on SCSI termination, click here.


Testing Your Drive
Load a tape; LED #2 will blink while the tape is loading.
Verify that LED #2 is on and not blinking when the tape is ready.
Perform and verify a small backup using your backup software application.


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