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X P - 3 4 3 0 0 R   ( S C A )   A T L A    QUANTUM
                                                      Native|  Translation
                                                      ------+-----+-----+-----
Form                 3.5"/HH               Cylinders    3832|     |     |
Capacity form/unform  4300/ 5378 MB        Heads          20|     |     |
Seek time   / track   8.5/ 1.0 ms          Sector/track     |     |     |
Controller           SCSI2 WI/SCA/FAST     Precompensation
Cache/Buffer          2048 KB SEGMENTED    Landing Zone
Data transfer rate    6.000 MB/S int       Bytes/Sector      512
                     20.000 MB/S ext SYNC
Recording method     RLL 1/7                        operating  | non-operating
                                                  -------------+--------------
Supply voltage     5/12 V       Temperature *C         5 55    |    -40 66
Power: sleep              W     Humidity     %        10 90    |      5 95
       standby            W     Altitude    km    -0.305  3.048| -0.305 12.192
       idle          12.0 W     Shock        g        10       |     60
       seek          14.1 W     Rotation   RPM      7200
       read/write         W     Acoustic   dBA        36
       spin-up            W     ECC        Bit   198BIT REED SOLOMON,ON THE...
                                MTBF         h     800000
                                Warranty Month        60
Lift/Lock/Park     YES          Certificates     FCC

Layout

QUANTUM XP31070/32150/34300 SCA PRODUCT MANUAL 81-108333-01 1995

  +---------------------------------------------------------+
  |                                                         |+--+
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
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  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         ||XX|
  |                                                         |+--+
  +---------------------------------------------------------+

 80-pin SCSI Connector (Raid)
 ----------------------------
      +--------------------------------------------------+
      |       Back View                                  |
      |                                                  |
      +--------------------------------------------------+
      |   +-----------------------------------------+    |
      |   |                                         J1   |
      |   +-----------------------------------------+    |
      +----------Combination-Connector-------------------+
      +                                                  +

      +--------------------------------------------------+
      |       Front View (Bezel End)                     |
      |                                                  |
      |                                                  |
      +--------------------------------------------------+
      +--------------------------------------------------+
      |                                                  |
      +                                                  +

Jumpers

QUANTUM XP31070/32150/34300 SCA PRODUCT MANUAL 81-108333-01 1995

Jumper Setting
==============

TERMPWR (SCA)
-------------
SCA drives do not provide TERMPWR, active termination, or write
protection.

Termination SCA
---------------
Atlas disk drives used in SCA (or Raid) systems cannot be configured
to provide bus termination. Therefore, be sure to properly terminate
the SCSI bus in which this drive is installed.

NOTE
Refer to your system or SCSI controller documentation regarding any
specific recommendations regarding drive placement on the SCSI bus
and SCSI bus termination.

SCSI ID (SCA)
-------------
Each SCSI device on the bus must have a unique SCSI ID number
assigned to it. The drive can be configured for SCSI ID numbers that
range from 0 through 15.

Configure the SCSI ID by providing the proper open or ground signal
input to the referenced pins of the drive's 80-pin SCA connector.

NOTE
Refer to your system or SCSI controller documentation for specific
recommendation about assigning SCSI ID numbers for you specific
system.

   +----------+-------------------+
   | SCSI ID  |   Jumper Location |
   |          | ID3| ID2| ID1| ID0|
   |          | P80| P40| P79| P39|
   +----------+----+----+----+----+
   |    0     | 0  | 0  | 0  | 0  |
   |    1     | 0  | 0  | 0  | 1  |
   |    2     | 0  | 0  | 1  | 0  |
   |    3     | 0  | 0  | 1  | 1  |
   |    4     | 0  | 1  | 0  | 0  |
   |    5     | 0  | 1  | 0  | 1  |
   |    6     | 0  | 1  | 1  | 0  |
   |    7     | 0  | 1  | 1  | 1  |
   |    8     | 1  | 0  | 0  | 0  |
   |    9     | 1  | 0  | 0  | 1  |
   |   10     | 1  | 0  | 1  | 0  |
   |   11     | 1  | 0  | 1  | 1  |
   |   12     | 1  | 1  | 0  | 0  |
   |   13     | 1  | 1  | 0  | 1  |
   |   14     | 1  | 1  | 1  | 0  |
   |   15     | 1  | 1  | 1  | 1  |
   +----------+----+----+----+----+

   /----------------------79-\
   |*************************80  RAID Connector
   |*************************40
   +----------------------39-+

 0 = OPEN, CKT, +2.4Vto V  +0.5V
 1 = GND, -0.5V to +0.4V

Spindle Synchronization SCA
---------------------------
The drive supports synchronized spindle operation. Whether the drive
operates as master or slave is determined by the contents of the RPL
field in the Rigid Disk Geometry Page (04h) for the drive.

The time interval between spindle synchronization checks is set using
the Spindle Sync Check Interval bit of the SCSI MODE SELECT command
Special Function Control page (25h).

The drive always maintains local speed regulation when no reference
signal is applied.

When the drive operates as a master, it generates a spindle
synchronization reference signal (SPINDL_SYNC_REF L). This reference
signal is available as an output to other drives at pin 37 of the
SCA connector.
When the drive operates as a slave, it looks for a spindle
synchronization reference signal (SPINDL_SYNC_REF L) as an input from
the master drive. The slave looks for this spindle synchronization
input at pin 37 of the SCA connector.

CAUTION
Atlas series drives can be connected for synchronized spindle
operation. Models XP31070, XP32150 and XP34300 drives must not be
used for synchronized spindle operation in conjunction with drives
from different model series or unpredictable results might occur.
For example, XP31070R, XP32150R and XP34300R drives can be connected
for spindle synchronization in the same system, but they must not
include a synchronization connection to a DSP3210R drive.

NOTE
When connecting multiple drives together for spindle synchronization,
be sure to use proper cabling techniques to avoid ground loop
problems.

Spin Up Power On SCA
--------------------
Atlas drives have three Spin-Up on Power On modes:

 - Option 1
   Spin up occurs immediately when power is applied.

 - Option 2
   Drive spin up occurs after a predetermined delay following power
   on. The delay is equal to a user-specified multiplier, multiplied
   by one plus the numerical SCSI ID of the drive. This will give a
   staggered spin-up in multiple-drive installations.

 - Option 3
   Drive spin up is controlled by the START STOP UNIT command.

 Configure the desired spin up option by setting the state of the
 RMT_START (pin 38) and DLYD_START (pin 78) inputs to the 80-pin
 SCA connector. The states of these signal are set by using either
 hardwired connections at the backplane or backplane logic.
    +--------+------------+----------+
    |Option  | DLYS_START | RMT_START|
    |        | PIN 78     | PIN 38   |
    +--------+------------+----------+
    |  1     | OPEN       | OPEN     |
    +--------+------------+----------+
    |  2     | GROUND     | OPEN     |
    +--------+------------+----------+
    |  3     | OPEN       | GROUND   |
    +--------+------------+----------+
    |RESERVED| GROUND     | GROUND   |
    +--------+------------+----------+

Activity LED SCA
----------------
The drive provides the output ACTIVITY LED OUT to drive a user-
supplied activity LED (Pin 77).

 The output indicates the drive is performing a SCSI operation. To use
 this output, connect the user-supplied LED cathode to the ACTIVITY
 LED OUT (Pin 77) connection. The LED anode must be attached to the
 proper +5 VDC supply through an appropriate current-limiting
 resistor.

Install

QUANTUM XP31070/32150/34300 PRODUCT MANUAL 81-108333-01 4/1995

Notes on installation
=====================

Drive mounting
--------------

     horizontally             vertically
   +-----------------+   +--+             +--+ +------------------+
   |                 |   |  +-----+ +-----+  | |                  |
   |                 |   |  |     | |     |  | |+----------------+|
 +-+-----------------+-+ |  |     | |     |  | ||                ||
 +---------------------+ |  |     | |     |  | ||                ||
                         |  |     | |     |  | ||                ||
                         |  |     | |     |  | ||                ||
 +---------------------+ |  +-----+ +-----+  | ||                ||
 +-+-----------------+-+ +--+             +--+ ||                ||
   |                 |                         ||                ||
   |                 |                         ||                ||
   +-----------------+                         ||                ||
                                               ++----------------++

You can mount the disk drive in any position. R models mount in RAID
storage subsystems. The drive (with bezel) attaches to the system bay
and accept #6-32 screws. Screws should not exceed 0.25 inch
(6.25 millimeters) in length, otherwise damage to the PCB may result.

 CAUTION
 The placement of the drive in the computer system must permit
 sufficient air-flow to maintain drive environment temperature within
 41*CF to 131*F (+5*C to +55*C) and maintain component surface
 temperatures below the maximums.

Mounting brackets may be required when installing the drive in a
5.25-inch form factor bay. We recommended using brackets supplied
by Quantum Corporation to mount the drive. Otherwise, the drive's
isolation characteristics could be compromised. A bracket kit
including four screws is available from the Quantum Corp. The part
number is 70-30695-01.

The drive base contains threaded holes on its sides and bottom to
mount the drive assembly. The holes accept #6-32 UNC screws.

Installation in a 3.5-inch Bay
------------------------------
The drive base contains threaded holes on its sides and bottom to
mount the drive. The holes accept #6-32 screws.

Installation in a 5.25-inch Bay
-------------------------------
A Bracket kit including four screws is available from the Quantum
Corp. The part number is 70-30695-01. Attach the brackets to the
drive using four #6-32 screws.

CAUTION
Screw-length must not exceed 0.25-inch (6.25 millimeters); or the
drive may be damaged.

 Cables
 ------
 Atlas drives use single-ended or differential drivers and receivers.
 The user furnishes the appropriate cables and connectors to match the
 drive connectors listed in the following table.
    +----------------------------------------+
    |                                        |
    |                                        |
    | +-----J1-SCSI----------------Power---+ |
    | |+-------------------------++4-3-2-1+| |
    | ||oooooooooooooooooooooooo1||O O O O|| |
    | ||ooooooooooooooooooooooooo||       || |
    | |+-Interface-Connector-----++--J3---+| |
    +-+------------------------------------+-+

 68-Pin Wide SCSI Connector and 12-Pin Auxiliary Connector
 ---------------------------------------------------------
    +------------------------------------------------+
    |                                                |
    |                                                |
    | +-----J1-SCSI----------------12-Pin---Power--+ |
    | |+------------------------1++------++4-3-2-1+| |
    | |||||||||||||||||||||||||2|||.....1||O O O O|| |
    | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||......||       || |
    | |68-Interface-Connector----+12-----++--J3---+| |
    +-+--------------------------------------------+-+

 80-pin Single Connector Attachment (SCA) SCSI Connector J1
 ----------------------------------------------------------
    +----------------------------------------------+
    |                                              |
    |                                              |
    | +------------------------------------------+ |
    | |      +--------------------------1-+      | |
    | |      | oooooooooooooooooooooooo2o |      | |
    | |      | oooooooooooooooooooooooooo |      | |
    | |      +80-----J1-SCSI--------------+      | |
    +-+------------------------------------------+-+

 Combination Connector - 8-bit
 ------------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-41254-01     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 87711-502       | Berg Electronics (formerly Dupont Electronics)|
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
    Includes 0.1-in pitch, 50-pin SCSI connector and 4-pin power
    connector.

 Combination Connector - 16-bit
 -------------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-43123-01     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 87360-0003      | Molex                                         |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
    Includes 68-pin SCSI connector, 4-pin power connector, and a
    2-mm pitch, 12-pin (2x6) Option connector.

 Option Connector - 8-bit
 ------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-36484-08     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 954339-01-10-15 | 3M                                            |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | P92-300-204-6   | AMP, Inc.                                     |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 87049-2085      | Molex, Inc.                                   |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
    A 2-mm pitch, 19-pin (2x10) keyed (missing pin) connector

 Secondary Option Connector - 16-bit
 -----------------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-36484-09     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | P93-300-204-7   | AMP                                           |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 954339-01-07-15 | 3M                                            |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
    A 2-mm pitch, 13-pin (2x7) keyed (missing pin) connector

 Shunt Jumper - All Models
 -------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-36482-01     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 86730-001       | Berg Electronics (formerly Dupont Electronics)|
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | LPC-SPG         | Honda                                         |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
    A 2-mm pitch shunt for configuring termination characteristics

 RAID Connector - SCA Models
 ---------------------------
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | Part Number     | Vendor                                        |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | 12-41319-01     | Quantum                                       |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  | SSC80-D01       | Specialty Electronics                         |
  +-----------------+-----------------------------------------------+
  Chamo 0.050 inch Series I 80-position plug

 DC Power and pin connector assignments
 --------------------------------------
      +------------+   pin 1    +12 VDC
      | 4  3  2  1 |   pin 2    +12 Volts Return GROUND
      +------------+   pin 3    + 5 Volts Return GROUND
                       pin 4    + 5 VDC

Features

QUANTUM XP31070/32150/34300 PRODUCT MANUAL 81-108333-01 4/1995

General Description
-------------------
The Atlas disk drives are 3.5-inch, high-capacity, state-of-the-art
drives designed for applications where high-capacity, performance,
and space demands are critical, such as Macintosh (TM), and Windows
(TM)-driven desktop and multi-tasking systems, local area networks,
and file servers.

Caching
-------
The disk cache is a look-ahead buffer used for combining or
coalescing I/O commands on a track-by track basis prior to accessing
the disk media. Throughput performance is greatly improved by
gathering and combining commands on a track basis rather than on a
command basis. With this unique system, multiple commands for a
particular track are coalesced in the buffer before accessing the
media.

As a result, multiple I/O commands, that address a single track are
logically combined, avoiding multiple disk accesses on multiple
rotations. Since most reads and writes are sequential, buffering data
before it is stored on the media yields greatly increased throughput
for most applications.

The drive electronics contains a 1MB segmented buffer that maximizes
the cache hit rate for sequential read streams. The cache is
organized in RAM as separate track line segments. Each track line
segment can hold data from one complete track on the media,
temporarily assuming the identity of the track for all input/output
functions.

Embedded Servo System
---------------------
Embedded servo information is written in a spoke configuration, 54
times on every track, on every disk surface. The spokes (or headers)
consist of quadrature analog pattern and digital address data. The
digital portion of the spoke data are read and used to locate the
desired track, spoke, and head number. The quadrature analog signal
portion is detected and used by a servo feedback control loop to
precisely position the head on the track center.

Data integrity and security
---------------------------
Atlas disk drives use a combination of parity checking, error
detection coding (EDC), error correction coding (ECC), and check-
pointing to protect stored data from media errors, transfer or
addressing errors, or errors introduced during sector reallocation.

Media Error Protection
----------------------
To ensure that data is the same as data written, the drive computes
and appends an Error Correction Code (ECC) to each sector of data
stored. The drive uses a 198-bit Reed Solomon code. This allows
correction of up to 10 bytes in each sector.

The ECC can correct a single burst error up to 73 bits in length or
a double burst error up to 25 bits in length for each burst.

The drive has the capability of correcting in hardware ("on-the-fly")
a single burst error up to 25 bits long with no increase in latency
time.

Spindle Synchronization
-----------------------
Spindle Synchronization is the process of causing the disk assemblies
in several disk drives to rotate to the same address location at the
same time. Synchronization is used in RAID (redundant arrays of
independent devices) mass storage systems, allowing a set of disk
drives to function as one drive.

To accomplish this, sector 0, track 0 of each drive must be under the
read/write heads at exactly the same time. With spindle
synchronization, all the drives are locked to the same relative
position.

If all the drives are synchronized exactly, the time used to access
one drive results in the next drive passing the correct position.
This problem is resolved by using an offset that is the sum of the
transmission delays of the interconnecting bus cable, data transfer
times, and the rotational latency of the drives.

Knowing how long it takes to set up an I/O operation and transfer
data to a drive, the SCSI controller can send the data to one drive
and, while that data is being transferred, set up the I/O transfer
to the next one. When the current transfer is complete, the
controller is ready to transfer the next, and so on.

Spindle Synchronization is controlled by the Rigid Disk Geometry and
(Vendor) Special Function Control pages of the MODE SELECT command.

NOTE
The drives must be homogenous. Other drive model series such as
Capella cannot function with Atlas-series drives.

Special Functions
-----------------
Quantum has incorporated a number of unique options into the drive.
The (Vendor) Special Function Control page is used to control these
options. The options include:

 - Spin Delay - delays the spin-up of the drive to reduce startup
   load of system power.

 - Initiate Synchronous Data Transfer Negotiation - a toggle-type
   parameter that allows the initiator to move between asynchronous
   and synchrounous modes of data transfer.

 - Slow Cable - adds an additional delay to REQ/ACK for very long bus
   cables.

 - No Multiple Active I/O Process - a toggle-type command to enable/
   disable multiple I/O process.

 - Force Disconnect - the drive can be forced to disconnect from the
   SCSI bus after a SCSI Command is received in order to reduce on-bus
   time. Force Disconnect works only when a typical, error-free
   command is received.

- Write Protect - Prevents writing to the disk drive.

 - Spindle Sync Check Interval - specifies the time, in minutes, of
   the interval between spindle synchronization status checks.

 - Stagger Spin Delay - specifies the time in 100 ms increments of the
   delay the drive uses in the spin-up delay formula, allowing a
   series of drives to be spin up at staggered time intervals.

Banded recording
----------------
In banded recording, the disk is divided into multiple bands or
partitions (also called notches or bit-zoned areas). Starting at
inner band, each next outer band has a hihger recording frequency.
The Atlas drives have 16 bands. The use of multiple-frequency
recording greatly increases the capacity of the drive.

Diagnostics
-----------
The drive has extensive diagnostic capabilities, including those
described below:
power-up self-test, periodic self-adjustments, and host diagnostics.
Quantum uses self-diagnostic tests and sense data tracking to manage
drive errors, in addition to logical sector address (LBA)
revectoring.

Power-Up Self-Test
------------------
The disk drive performs a self-diagnostic test immediately at power
up. If the drive fails its self-diagnostic tests, it will report
sense information but will not spin up. Both the Fault LED and a
Busy LED briefly illuminate during spin-up as a lamp test.

If the drive passes its self-tests and the spin-up jumper is
installed, it spins up and perform further diagnostics on the HDA.
The drive indicates "not ready" until the HDA tests are completed
successfully.

The drive diagnostics test the following:

- Drive master microprocessor

- RAM and ROM chips

- Buffer memory

- Gate array chips

- Read/write encoding circuits

- Basic servo functions

- SCSI interface control circuits

Following a selection time after power-on, the disk drive is able to
respond with appropriate status and sense data to the TEST UNIT
READY, INQUIRY, and REQUEST SENSE commands.

General

QUANTUM ATLAS I/II TIPS

=====================================================================
Application Note
INSTALLING ATLAS II DRIVES ON A DIGITAL SYSTEM

Digital System DEC UNIX/DEC OSF rev 3.2 or later
-------------------------------------------------------------------
This application note is to be used only as a guideline for the
titled subject. The user assumes all responsibility for understanding

the interrelationships of this information with other affected
software or system products. Quantum Corporation provides this
information as a service only, and assumes no responsibility for
any damages which could result from the use of this information.

The information in this application note is subject to change
without notice and is not to be construed as a commitment by
Quantum Corporation. Quantum Corporation assumes no responsibility
for any errors that may appear in this document.

This application note provides instructions for installing the Atlas
II family of disk drive products on a Digital system running DEC UNIX

/ DEC OSF rev 3.2 or later.

Note: Before placing any Atlas II drive on any of the following:

KZPSA (Wide Differential PCI Slot Controller) or
KZPSA (Wide Differential PCI Slot Controller)

Set the Always Save Data Pointers (AlwaysSDP) bit. This bit is
located in Mode Page 25h/Byte 2/Bit 7. Normally Byte 2 is set to
00hex. To set the Always SDP bit, this must be changed to 80hex.

 - Adaptec 1740 Controller, usually found in the DEC PC AXP 150
   (Jensen)

Set the Delay ESP (DlyESP) bit. This bit is located in Mode Page
25h/Byte 5/Bit 3. Normally, Byte 5 is set to 00hex. To set the
DlyESP bit this must be changed to 08hex.

 DRIVE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
 1. Connect drive on the bus (keeping in mind not to conflict id).
    For this example, let's assume the Atlas II drive is at id1,
    system disk is at id0, host is at id7, and the bus is BUS 0.

 2. Type "show config" at the console level before the system
    comes up. The user should see all devices on all buses. If
    the device is on a Turbo Channel slot (for example, tc1),
    then the user must type "t tc1 confg" to see the devices on
    that bus. (Please refer to your Hardware Configuration Guide
    for any questions related to console commands.)

3. After booting the system, type the following in any shell window:

    scu sho edt | grep "Direct Access"

The "scu" command will show all available drives and CD-ROM on the
system with their respective bus and ID number. It is important to
note bus type, 8-bit or Wide, and target id of the drive.

 4. Then type
    file /dev/rrz*c

This should also give a list of device files that each drive and/or
CD-ROM is using; e.g., bus 0 ID 0 is /dev/rrz0c, bus 0 ID 1 is /dev/
rrzlc. Rule of thumb: Devices files are numbered from rz0 - rz7 for
all ids numbered on an 8-bit single-ended bus 0; from 8 - 15 for ids
on an 8-bit single-ended bus 1, and so on_, e.g., bus 1 id 0 is rz8.
If you don't have a device file for the drive, refer to the System
Administration guide and the man pages on MAKEDEV to determine
options. Typically, sysadmin will have to "cd /dev" then execute
"./MAKEDEV rz#" to create the missing device files. For wide
drives, the steps are the same except device files are 16 per
bus; i.e., rz0 through rz15 for a wide bus 0.

 5. Once the device file has been identified (e.g., for bus 0 ID1,
    it would be /dev/rrz1c), type one of the following drive models:

    disklabel -rw rzl xp39100 - for 9GB, or
    disklabel -rw rz1 xp34550 - for 4GB, or
    disklabel - rw rz1 xp32275 - for 2GB

At that point, the drive is ready to be used with the system.
Type disklabel -r rz1 (to see the partition label of the drive).
To set up the drive in any other way other than the standard
disklabel, refer to the System Administrator's Guide and the man
pages on disklabel to determine options.

=====================================================================
Application Note

INSTALLING ATLAS II DRIVES ON A DIGITAL SYSTEM

Digital System Windows NT
--------------------------------------------------------------------
This application note is to be used only as a guideline for the
titled subject. The user assumes all responsibility for understanding
the interrelationships of this information with other affected
software or system products. Quantum Corporation provides this
information as a service only, and assumes no responsibility for
any damages which could result from the use of this information.

The information in this application note is subject to change
without notice and is not to be construed as a commitment by
Quantum Corporation. Quantum Corporation assumes no
responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.

This application note provides instructions for installing the
Atlas II family of disk drive products on a Digital system running
Windows NT.

Note: Before placing any Atlas II drive on any of the following:

- KZPSA (Wide Differential PCI Slot Controller)

Set the Always Save Data Pointers (AlwaysSDP) bit. This bit is
located in Mode Page 25h/Byte 2/Bit 7. Normally Byte 2 is set to
00hex. To set the Always SDP bit this must be changed to 80hex.

- Adaptec 1740 Controller, usually found in the DEC PC AXP 150

Set the Delay ESP (DlyESP) bit. This bit is located in Mode Page
25h/Byte 5/Bit 3. Normally, Byte 5 is set to 00hex. To set the
DlyESP bit this must be changed to 08hex.

 DRIVE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
 1. Connect drive on the bus (keeping in mind not to conflict id). For
    this example, let's assume the Atlas II drive is at id1, system
    disk is at id0, host is at id7, and the bus is BUS 0.

 2. Type "show config" at the console level before system comes up.
    The user should see all devices on all buses. If the device is on
    a Turbo Channel slot (for example, tc1), then the user must type
    "t tc1 confg" to see the devices on that bus. (Please refer to
    your Hardware Configuration Guide for any questions related to
    console commands.)

3. Boot system and the drive will be recognized. It is up to the user

    at that point to make sure that the necessary steps are completed
    to make the drive useful in Windows NT, i.e., formatting,
    partitioning, etc.

=====================================================================

AHA 154x, 174x and possibly some newer models:
There is a timing issue in that old Adaptec host adapters cannot work
at the full speed of the Atlas (specifically, hardware read cache
hits in the drive are handled too quickly and the host adapter isn't
ready for data when the drive starts to send, so bytes get lost.)

Fix: Use DSP tools (PUBLIC\TOOLS\DSP) to set the ESPDLY bit in mode
page 25h. How: See ESPDLY.TXT.

AHA 2940UW:
Installing NT4.0 over an AHA-2940UW onto an Atlas with XL912 may not
work. We are also getting reports of XL912 not working up to par on
other systems. Vcommunications, for example, is requiring XL915 for
their System Commander software.

In response to this, DSE techs have been informed as to how to
identify Atlas module types and firmware revisions, and have been
instructed to upgrade anyone with XL912 to XL915. The required
upgrade materials (FW, DSPTools, instructions) can be found on our
BBS in the XL915 library, on our FTP site at ftp.qntm.com/pub/
Support/Firmware/Atlas, and by email per request.

We stand firm that Quantum offers no service or support for customers
who opt to upgrade their firmware without first consulting a
qualified technician. The technician shall judge the technical
ability of the customer before offering DSP Tools, and may work with
the product specialist to have the drive sent to Quantum for a FW
upgrade.

There are two different hardware versions for wide drives, type 22962
and type 60059. They can be distinguished via a different secondary
option connector (the one at the back between the two LEDs.)
Type 22962 has a 14-pin option connector, 60059 has 12 pins. Use
firmware A?W14*.FUP for module type 60059, A?WXL*.FUP for all others.
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Installing NT4.0 over an AHA-2940UW onto an Atlas with XL912 may not
work.

We are also getting reports of XL912 not working up to par on other
systems. Vcommunications, for example, is requiring XL915 for their
System Commander software.

In response to this, DSE techs have been informed as to how to
identify Atlas module types and firmware revisions, and have been
instructed to upgrade anyone with XL912 to XL915. The required
upgrade materials (FW, DSPTools, instructions) can be found on our
BBS in the XL915 library, on our FTP site at ftp.qntm.com/pub
/Support/Firmware/Atlas, and by email per request.

We stand firm that Quantum offers no service or support for customers
who opt to upgrade their firmware without first consulting a
qualified technician. The technician shall judge the technical
ability of the customer before offering DSP Tools, and may work with
the product specialist to have the drive sent to Quantum for a FW
upgrade.

There are two different hardware versions for wide drives, type 22962
and type 60059. They can be distinguished via a different secondary
option connector (the one at the back between the two LEDs.)
Type 22962 has a 14-pin option connector, 60059 has 12 pins. Use
firmware A?W14*.FUP for module type 60059, A?WXL*.FUP for all others.
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Adaptec 1740 adapter: System hangs during DOS installation

Following a successful DOS format, the DOS installation starts,
the system hangs, and the drive's green Busy LED stays on.
This issue has also been found on the DECpc AXP 150 system running an
Adaptec 1740 adapter.

A feature called ESP_Delay was added on Atlas I drives to work around
a problem with some Adaptec adapters (1740, 1540). The Atlas I was a
little too fast for the Adaptec adapter and we, therefore, added the
ESP_Delay via a mode page bit.

We found that the ESP_Delay time was incorrectly set as we increased
the clock speed on Atlas II. This issue was found on the DECpc AXP
150 system running an Adaptec 1740 adapter.

Firmware version XLXQ1 only increases the delay time. We will still
be shipping into distribution with ESP_Delay off. If a customer has a
problem with the adapter, we will supply the tool to turn on
ESP_Delay instead of loading new firmware.

Adaptec SCSI PCI Ultra 2940U/UW adapter: Serious disk errors under
DOS Xcopy

While running DOS Xcopy (especially with the large files - 1 to 2 MB
in size), the system reports a serious disk error has occurred while
writing to the drive.
This issue occurs on the Adaptec 2940 U/UW with Bios version 1.21.

Adaptec upgraded the Bios on SCSI PCI Ultra 2940U/UW adapter to
version 1.23
Therefore, this issue should be resolved with Adapter 2940U/UW Bios
versions 1.23 or higher.
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ESPDLY.TXT

Setting the ESPDLY bit with DSP tools (for Atlas and Atlas II drives)

Start DSP tools. If it doesn't seem to do anything, check ERROR.LOG.
DSP tools supports a mouse if a DOS mouse driver is present.

Read the disclaimer.

Setup/Select/select drive ID/Ok.
Setup/Protection/turn off/Ok.

Mode Page/Edit/Generic Page viewer/Page 25 (no 0x or h please)
Set Bit 3 of byte 5 in page 25. Byte 0 is where the a5 byte is:

Setup Update ModePages DIOT LogPages

                           Vendor Unique Page # 25
 00:  1d 00 10 08 01 0f 53 10 00 00 02 00 a5 10 00 30
 10:  00 00 05 04 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 28 00 00 00
         ^ this is byte 5. Set bit 3 (OR in a 08h).
 20:  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

If you can't see the cursor in the hex edit window, exit
(Esc, Alt-X) and try again in monochrome mode (MODE MONO.)

Mode Page/Save to make the change permanent.
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