For over a decade STB has supported mass storage design and engineering
groups with the best software tools for their job. The best tool
on the market is still the:
Manufacturing storage devices requires many different types of tools.
The SCSItoolbox is perfect for quickly and accurately confirming
design and engineering decisions.
From command compliance to regression and long term testing, to
generating SCSI level traffic, the SCSItoolbox has many uses in
the manufacturing environment.
Device manufacturing and integration companies need easy to use
tests that can run on many drives at once. Repeatability of tests
and detailed logging is very important.
The SCSItoolbox Disk and Tape Screening/Manufacturing tests are
perfect for high-volume device testing and configuring.
- Final Manufacturing Test:
The Disk & Tape Screening/Manufacturing test module offers an
easy to use system for performing final manufacturing tests
- Returns Screening (RMA)
- Final Manufacturing Tests The Disk & Tape Screening/Manufacturing
test module offers an easy to use system for performing final
manufacturing test sequences.
- Drive firmware download, block size change, Mode Page settings,
and other device configuration issues are easily accomplished
on as many devices on as many host bus adapters as your system
- Configuration and test sequences can be saved and easily
re-run by test line operators.
- All device and test information is logged into an Access
data base, making custom reports and device history tracking
an easy matter.
A customized return test procedure can be quickly defined by your
engineering or QA team.
This test procedure can then be run by your line technicians or
operators to quickly and accurately screen your returned product.
The same returns qualification and screening tests can be placed
in the field at your distribution channels, allowing quick and
accurate pre-screening of devices before they are returned to
No-Trouble-Found problems can be identified in the field,
and factory approved re-qualification tests can be run to certify
NTF devices and return them to stock, saving shipping and factory
Having your field service team running tests based on the same
technology backbone as your factory tests leads to higher testing
consistency across your entire company.
Better testing consistency makes better use of your field service
force, decreases needless NTF shipping and re-testing, and keeps
the end-user customer happy.
Distribution channels selling storage subsystems can use the SCSItoolbox
for many applications such as incoming QA inspection, custom configuration
setup, and testing returned product before shipping it back to the
- Returns testing
The SCSItoolbox makes it simple for integration companies to configure
custom solutions for all of their customers.
The easy to use Disk and Tape Screening/Manufacturing tests allow
high volume custom testing and configuration.
The thorough test sequences insure that drives, enclosures, and
cabling is all tested quickly and accurately.
- Incoming QA
- Order setup & record
- Device configuration
- Download firmware
- Set mode pages
- Set blocksize & capacity
Command compliance testing allows a device to be checked to insure
that legal SCSI commands are executed properly, and also to check
that illegal SCSI commands are failed in the proper manner with
the proper error codes.
Engineers working on device firmware need to check compliance
during initial development stages, and during subsequent maintenance
stages regression testing needs to be done to insure that no
change has "broken" old compliance.
The SCSItoolbox has a complete test to check command compliance
as well as reserved-bit illegal command testing.
In addition the User Defined CDB and CDB Sequencer tests allow
quick spot testing of individual commands or groups of commands.
- Compliance test
- User CDB
Design Verification Testing is used to insure that all
functionality and operations of a device are tested for proper
DVT testing usually consists of many different test sequences
which can take a long time to run.
The SCSItoolbox Disk and Tape Screening/Manufacturing Test
modules allow an unlimited number of tests to be defined in
a test sequence. As these tests execute the results are logged
to an Access database, allowing in-depth analysis.
Disk or Tape Screening
Device Stress testing involves operating the device at the extreme
limits of its design range.
Being able to fully define all phases of a test allows stress
tests to be tailor written for any given device.
The pre-defined tests included in the SCSItoolbox allow a large
range of flexibility in setting test parameters. And for complete
test control the Developer Toolbox (included at no charge with
the SCSItoolbox) allows any type of customized test to be quickly
written using either Microsoft Visual Basic or Visual C++.
Long-term testing (ORT - Ongoing Reliablity Testing)
Long-term testing procedures need to be reliable, and
need to treat each device under test as a completely independent
and isolated unit.
In addition, data collection during long-term testing needs
to be complete and use a method that lends itself to thorough
The Disk and Tape Screening/Manufacturing Tests test each separate
device with an independent test thread. In addition, for total
isolation between devices under test each device can be attached
to it's own separate host bus adapter.
Complete data is logged to an Access data base, so no text
file interpretation is ever needed.