The Question is:
Why is it so difficult to find anything about Alphas or OpenVMS or anything
that used to be Digital on the Compaq website?
I want to upgrade our DAT DDS2 tape drives to DDS4 (20/40 GB) drives in our
many AlphaServer 800 systems (about 50 or so around the world) but I cannot
find a certified and/or qualified drive that will work with the AS800. Is
there one that will work and
be supported? I need to have internally mounted drives at our remote
locations. I believe that this should work but I do not want to be told that
it is a non-supported configuration if we have a problem.
3X-SD20X-LB 20/40-GB DAT Drive, Internal (AlphaServers only, Top Gun Blue)
32-bit Single Channel UltraWide HBA KZPBA-CA
I would like to get some sort of confirmation before I try this out. If I
could have found the answer on the website I would not have sent this message.
But it seems that support for Alpha just isn't very import to Compaq. They
seem to only be really i
nterested in PCs.
The Answer is :
Your OpenVMS version is no longer supported.
The SD20X series tape drive is expected to operate in this
configuration, assuming a supported version of OpenVMS is used.