Subject: Re: USB -> ATA Adaptors
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/29/2003 15:04:53
In message <20030929184127.GB394@bjan.net>, "Bruce J.A. Nourish" writes:
>On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 12:27:47PM -0400, Andy Ball wrote:
>> Can anyone point me in the direction of a
>> USB -> ATA adaptor that works with umass?
>For 2.5" or 3.5" drives?
>I bought a $20 2.5" hard drive adaptor off eBay and it works perfectly.
>I don't know the brand name (it wasn't a well-known brand) so I'm
>can't tell you much more than that :-(.
>I think USB mass storage devices are fairly standardized. There is
>a strong motive for manufacturers to do so, because recent versions
>of Windows ship with generic drivers for common methods of
>implementing mass storage over USB, and one of the selling points
>of USB drives is that work practically anywhere without needing
I wish that were true on NetBSD. On 1.6.1, I can use my flash-based
USB dongle but not my USB floppy; on -current, it's the other way
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb