Subject: Re: has anyone used a tape drive with macbsd?
To: None <>
From: Kevin Wilson 315-456-1404 <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 08/02/1994 09:15:17
> I believe the exabyte doesn't follow the spec, but nobody's figured
> out why...  I've used exabytes on various machines for about 4 years
> now, and in the ten or twelve that i've used, i've only seen about 2
> that were transportable between different vendors' machines, and
> only about half of them could even exchange tapes...  *sigh*
> I'm sure some of that's my fault (i.e. i used the wrong options to
> 'dd' some place or other), but the defaults on them are just wacked.

I have access to the manuals for the Exabyte 8200, 8500, and kinda the 8505c
tape drives.  The 8505c is out of the office till the end of Sept.  I can
send anyone interested info on the command set and I have worked with the
drives a bit (at the command level).  I don't have access to the actuall
SCSI spec for tape drives so I can't say how it may differ.