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Re: sata tape drives?

On Sun, Aug 09, 2009 at 08:54:55PM +0200, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> Hi,
> I asked in the past about the status of ata (sata) tape drives,
> Pauls message reminded me to ask again about the current status,
> because the last time it was said that they won't work.
> Is it now possible to use such drives?
> e.g.

Hard to say ... we do support ATAPI tape drives, and it should work
over SATA if the controller supports ATAPI (e.g. ahcisata).
But I couldn't find what protocol the SATA DLTV4 uses. I'd expect it
to be some kind of ATAPI, but this would need to be confirmed.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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