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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:18:08 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Tom Sparks <tgs@cats.ucsc.edu>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Storage Device Support
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961128231550.6933B-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <3297C57D.7B20@cats.ucsc.edu>

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On Sat, 23 Nov 1996, Tom Sparks wrote:

> I've been contemplating a few storage options for myself, and I'm 
> starting to feel that JAZ drives are the way for me to go.
> Does FreeBSD support them?

AFAIK, yes.  They spit out some odd error messages on boot since their
SCSI iplementatinos aren't complete, but they do work.  I don't know if we
ever figured out how to get a freeBSD filesystem on them.

> I've also taken a look into QIC-Wide Drives which seem to be on 
> to about the speed of a DAT and are SCSI-2... 
> Do they work with FreeBSD?

If they're SCSI, most likely.  I believe we have one of these drives, a
Connor 4gb.  Works great.  You'd have to ask about specific models, no
doubt you'll get the whole range of opinions :)

> I'd almost be happier with a JAZ drive because it would be a highly 
> useful thing to have versus a tape drive is only used for one thing...
> JAZ disks can be used for anything...

But you can't cram 8gb on a jaz, and you can on very modern tape drives :)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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