Subject: Re: formatting usb floppy?
To: Gary Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2003 23:39:11
On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Gary Thorpe wrote:
> --- Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, Gary
> Thorpe wrote:
> > > How would other removeable media SCSI devices be formatted
> > ordinarily?
> > Probably the same way hard drives are: "scsictl sd0 format".
> So the usb device will *actually* accept SCSI commands over the usb
> "link layer" and its not just coded to look that way?
ATAPI is basically an IDEish version of SCSI, as I understand it.
> Are people able
> to format ZIP disks and MO media this way? If so, does it work for usb
> as well as "real" SCSI device attached to SCSI host adapters?
Why don't you try it? (My USB floppy is at home right now, or I would.)
At any rate, if it doesn't work this way, I can't think of how it would
be possible to format anything with a USB drive.
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