Subject: Re: Drive formatting capacity in VAX prom formatters?
To: Carl Lowenstein <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/19/2000 10:46:25
On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 01:32:42PM -0700, Carl Lowenstein wrote:

> After the 1GB limit imposed by 6-byte SCSI commands, the next barrier
> is imposed by 10-byte "extended" SCSI commands.  They have an address
> limit of 2^32 blocks, which is 2048 GB.  That used to sound like a lot,
> but disk drives are now within a factor of 40 of reaching it.

Extend the blocksize, then.