Subject: Re: magneto-optical drives
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/29/2001 18:12:51

In article <>, Wojciech Puchar <> writes:

>>can media with sector size != 512 be used?
>>I think no but I didn't check recently.

Wojciech>in raw mode too?  raw mode will be enough to do tar/taper etc

 I know 3.5inch MO drives, but I don't know 5inch MO drives. See below.

        |total capacity/sector size
1st	|128MByte/512byte
2nd	|230MByte/512byte
3rd	|540MByte/512byte, 640MByte/2048byte
4th	|1.3GByte/2048byte

 NetBSD 1.5 or before, most file systems are could not handle devices
that have sector size != 512byte.
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