>Check out www.onsale.com! They are auctioning off a SCSI Maxoptix Tahiti
>II 1 GB MO Drive with 4MB Cache. I bought one last week for $310. I
>haven't received it yet, so I don't know how well it works under Linux.
>Here are the specs they give with it.
I'm finishing a contract for a company which rebuilds these drives to
mil-spec (e.g., they work from -20C to 50C!) for the past few months.
My short-term contract was working on the Unix (SunOS, not Linux)
UDF/ISO 13346 filesystem. (ISO 13346 is a superset of ISO 9660,
with several major extensions and support for rewritable media.)
Anyway... see my earlier post. For reasons I won't go into here
I tried connecting the MO drive to my Linux box with a new SIIG PCI
SCSI controller. It recognizes the drive, but when I try to do
anything (e.g., "fdisk /dev/sda"), I get repeated SCSI timeouts,
a panic, an "aiee, killing interrupt handler" and then the system is
It's not the drive, since it works fine on the Sun. Several
coworkers have internal drives and use them for routine backup,
project disks, etc.
This might be the controller; I haven't had a chance to check
it against other SCSI devices yet. Or it might be a configuration
issue which could be easily changed. Or it might be something
Quote:> No cartridge included
That sounds odd; I've only seen them in the cartridge. You do
_not_ want to handle these disks with your bare hands!
Bear Giles To treat your facts with imagination is one thing,
-- John Burroughs