ivelegacy wrote:I am experimenting troubles with an external HardDrives box with an Octane2 (not mine). The Box contains 2 Barracuda SCSI/SE 50, and it's connected to the Octane2 SCSI port on the back of the machine.
When you say "SE 50" I presume you mean they are Single Ended, 50 pin drives. If that's correct, how are they connected to the Octane's 68 pin SCSI port?
Octanes can be very picky about termination. If you're using a cheap 68->50 pin adaptor or cable, then that might be the problem. You'll need one that properly terminates the high byte of the SCSI bus. Or you'll need a good external SCSI enclosure such as the Sun 611 which takes a 50 pin device internally but has a 68 pin interface to the Octane and handles termination automatically for you.
Basically you need to ensure something (cable, adaptor, or enclosure) is terminating the high byte between the 68 pin Octane and the 50 pin drives, and then also ensure the 50 pin portion of the bus is terminated after the external drives.