Subject: Re: formatting usb floppy?
To: Gary Thorpe <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/14/2003 23:39:11
On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Gary Thorpe wrote:

>  --- Curt Sampson <> 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.

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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