Getting an ibm as/400

Benjamin Huntsman BHuntsman at
Wed Apr 13 10:34:27 CDT 2016

I believe it's 528 bytes these days...  Depends on the vintage.


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Subject: R: Re: Getting an ibm as/400

Well... AS/400 scsi drives are recognized by the string IBM AS/400, during the inquiry phase.
They can be used in a standard PC, if reformatted at 512 bytes/sector, since OS/400 use 520 bytes/sector.
If they come unformatted or degaussed, you can reformat it at 520 under a *nix system with sg_utils (e.g. Linux) and used (I tried it successfully on different AS/400 systems).

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