The Question is:
I need the drive configurations for the seagate barracuda 4, ST15150W scsi
drive, to run in the DEC micro vax
The Answer is :
Third-party SCSI device integration is often difficult and involved,
and is well outside the scope of Ask The Wizard. Further, the OpenVMS
Wizard is generally not in a position to provide support for third-party
You can certainly purchase third-party "generic" SCSI disks or tapes
for your MicroVAX system.
If you purchase third-party "generic" SCSI devices, you and your SCSI
device vendor will be responsible for the testing and the support of the
devices. Compaq will address problems in the host interface (changes
that will not prevent operations with supported devices, of course), but
you and the device vendor are responsible for problems in the device.
Realize that SCSI is not a standard interface, it is a collection of
optionally-implemented and standardized interface features. Do not
simply assume that all SCSI devices are interchangable.
Each SCSI host contains non-trivial SCSI driver software, and each SCSI
device contains equally non-trivial firmware -- taken together with the
mechanical and electronic components, this software and firmware will
communicate storage-related requests using the standard SCSI protocol.
Hosts and devices have various optionally-implemented features, and both
also implement vendor-specific protocol extensions for operations outside
those explicitly specified in the SCSI protocol. And each SCSI device
can have different configuration and set-up requirements.
Integration and testing work is mandatory with each new SCSI device, and
there can be no certainty that any particular SCSI device will operate as
expected in any particular configuration without first performing this
As a start, please contact Seagate customer support for assistance.