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Re: sata tape drives?

On Sun, Aug 09, 2009 at 09:35:16PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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.
seems to imply the drive conforms to SCSI standards, so the SATA variant
should use ATAPI.

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

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