Archiving workstation hard drives
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 21:03:07 CST 2007
On 1/19/07, Brad Parker <brad at heeltoe.com> wrote:
> >How about Solaris/SunOS?
> never tried that. interesting - is solaris (or sunos) more tolerant?
Never tried it with Solaris, but Sun used to ship SCSI drives based on
ESDI bridges, etc., that I doubt supported the SCSI IDENT packet. I
have a couple of these old disk boxes around, but I have yet to try to
use one - I'd rather wrestle with the OS than some cantankerous disks
when I can find embedded SCSI drives from a similar era (I still have
a few 200MB Maxtors, for example).
SunOS, unlike Linux, isn't as particular about certain details (like
the whole IDENT requirement). It's not that Linux _couldn't_ support,
say, an ACB4000 w/MFM drives, but AFAIK, it never has., even back in
the old days (I started with 0.97 with an embedded SCSI drive).
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