Subject: support for or experience of Fujitsu DynaMO drives?
To: None <, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Reilly <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/30/1997 14:08:05
Hi all,

Can anyone comment on whether the Fujitsu DynaMO
magneto-optical 640M drives work with FreeBSD or NetBSD?
They seem to be reasonably priced, and the media is cheaper
per byte than ZIP (and much cheaper than JAZZ).

There seems to be several varieties of media available, but
the types my local dealer has are the 230M and 640M.  From a
quick study of the Fujitsu web site, the 128M, 230M and 540M
formats have 512-byte sectors, so I would not expect any
problems with these.

The 640M capacity disks have 2k-byte sectors, though.  I
know that most BSD filesystems make some pretty strong
assumptions about the size of sectors, but wondered whether
there were work-arounds in place.

I guess I could put a TAR archive on one of these even if an
FFS partition does not work?

Thanks for any suggestions or pointers.


"The steady state of disks is full."
				-- Ken Thompson