"The card could be to blame, but maybe not in the negative connotation. You mention it had been upgraded. How?"
I was told to send the SCSI card I had that was built by Don O'Neil at the introduction of the SCSI card and I got number 1, but they replaced it with number 13 as Mike Maksimik needed it to make a
DSR for the card to talk to CD ROM on the GENEVE. So this is the card I had for many years and worked perfectly even when I sent it out to be upgraded.
Instead what Richard Bell sent me back was different card with a upgraded EPROM according to him.
Also since the changes in the card RXB 2001 would no longer work with the card as they changed the byte order for some SCSI commands on the card, hence upgraded version of Utility programs.
I destroyed 5 of my SCSI drives with this card before I gave up using it to write in any fashion ever. Included was the loss of the SCSI drive with RXB ROM SOURCE.
Later by 2012 I was told to upgrade RXB to work with the SCSI card as someone pointed out the BYTE order was changed. It was during this that I figured out the SCSI Card might be the problem.
I could not get anything in RXB 2012 to work with the card to write to a SCSI drive, just read and no write. I just gave up using the SCSI card and stuck with Classic99 and MESS.
I have only brought this up as others have SCSI cards and I wanted to know if RXB 2012 or 2015 worked with SCSI upgrades as I can not test mine.
That is what brought this subject up.
"what about drives which have never been used with this card before?"
As explained above they have been used on my two SCSI cards and a buddy at the PUNN User Group tested them on his SCSI card and they worked fine. But he never wrote to them.
This entire problem only stared the day I got the new SCSI card from Richard Bell. Nothing else explains this.
Edited by RXB, Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:08 AM.