Compaq Smart Array 3200 Controller as a SCSI Controller

Ali cctalk at
Tue Jul 14 14:22:20 CDT 2020

> Ali,
> Its been a long time, but I think the answer is no. A tape is not a
> disk and
> uses a different SCSI command set to a disk. For example you can't
> rewind a
> disk.
> I found a SmartArray 3200 manual here:-
> and in the Q&A it says :-
> Q. Does the Smart Array 3200 Controller support SCSI tape drives and
> drives?
> A. No; the Smart Array 3200 Controller only supports Wide-Ultra2
> SCSI,Wide-Ultra SCSI-3, Fast-Wide SCSI-2, and Fast SCSI-2 hard drives.
> So I would say not.


RTFM - Read The Friggin Manual. :) That pretty much settles it. Thanks for
finding that bit of info. I am going to throw in an Adaptec controller in
there and call it done!


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