SASI interface, SCSI devices...

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Wed Feb 9 15:08:18 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 12:16 -0800, Eric Smith wrote:
> I've had mixed results hooking SCSI drives to SASI host interfaces.
> Systems using SASI often used SASI-to-ST506 controllers, and the
> host sometimes issues vendor-unique commands to those controllers,
> which a SCSI drive will not understand.

Usually the format command is something vendor unique when using a
bridge board (whether it's controlling ST506/ST412 drives, tape, floppy
disks or whatever), but IME everything else works logically for just
shunting data around.

There may of course be vendor-unique test routines or query routines
built into these boards, but for typical running they just behave like a
mass-storage device with multiple LUNs.


Received on Wed Feb 09 2005 - 15:08:18 GMT

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