STB Suite

October 2004

STK Renews OEM Field Service Tool

StorageTek renews OEM service tool support. Since 1997 StorageTek Global Services personnel have relied on a custom SCSI and Fibre Channel test tool developed by SCSI Toolbox. This custom tool has evolved from a Macintosh (!) program to a DOS program and then onto the Windows platform. Running on notebook computers coupled with a Magma CardBus to PCI adapter STK field service techs can attach to and diagnose problems with all STK tape and library products.

Do you think your company could use a custom Tool? Contact Sales today for information on how to get started.




Did you know? Tape Data Integrity Test is a great way …

That the Tape Data Integrity Test is a great way to test tape drives and media? You can specify the amount of data to write and read, as well as the blocksize to use during testing. At the end of the test all correctable and uncorrectable error rates are displayed for write and read operations. Instant view of how the tape subsystem is working!




Ask Dr. SCSI – Is the QC and Confidence test enough?

The real Dr. SCSIQ. I like the Quick QC test and the Confidence test, but I need to run them on lots and lots of drives at a time. And I need detailed logging. What should I do?

A. Use the Disk Manufacturing Module using some of our pre-defined test sequences. Just start DMM (Disk->Disk Manufacturing/Screening Module) and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Click the “Load Setup” button – browse to Program Files\STB\SCSI toolbox32\Disk Manufacturing Tests
  2. Select one of the “.tst” files – QuickQC, LongQC, Confidence – whatever you need
  3. Select the drives to test and you are on your way!




Survey to Win

For another chance to win take our October Newsletter. This month we’re giving away a 80GB USB 2.0 External Harddrive. By receiving the SCSItoolbox Newsletter you are automatically qualified to win. Use the link below to complete this short survey. The winner will be announced in the November 2004 Newsletter.