Subject: Re: Seagate SCSI write-back drive cache
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Laine Stump <laine@MorningStar.Com>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/24/1997 11:49:04
> >> >./scsi -e -f /dev/rsd0d -m 8 -P 3
> >> 
> >> >and change WCE to "1".
> >
> >Just how safe is this even in the case where you have a UPS? Does the
> >drive properly send the sector to a spare if it encounters an error
> >while trying to write?

Justin T. Gibbs writes:

> If you have AWRE turned on in mode page 1, yes.  Most drives ship with
> it turned on, but you should make sure.

I just looked on one of our Seagate ST15150W's, and it's turned off, so
I'm glad you said something!

What is the best reference for the details of all these mode page
settings? I looked on Seagates web site and couldn't find anything of
much use.