The Question is:
Does VMS Vax 5.5-2 running on a Vax 3800 support the TLZ07 or TLZ09 tape-unit ?
Same question on a Microvax 3100 Model 20 ?
The Answer is :
Supported or not, the proposed MicroVAX 3100 model 20 configuration
will probably be basically functional -- though the device may not
have the correct name, most SCSI tapes will work as generic tape
The use of the MicroVAX 3800 series system is a rather more interesting
discussion, as this can involve the KZQSA (a Q-bus to SCSI adapter which
is not particularly suited for use with random or unsupported SCSI devices)
or a KFQSA and an HSD-series DSSI to SCSI adapter, or a third-party Q-bus
to SCSI adapter.
You probably won't fry the tape drives if you correctly connect the
devices. Try it.