1. Linux and SyQuest SQ3105S (105 MB) cartridge drive?
I have just acquired a SyQuest SQ3105S cartridge drive. This drive holds
105 MB per removable cartridge, and the cartridges are 3.5" size. I got
the internal SCSI model, with the intention of mounting it in my PC's case
and hooking it into my Adaptec AHA-1540B SCSI card.
(a) Will this drive work in this setup?
(b) Does Linux fully support the concept of a removable hard drive? Will
I be able to read to, write from, mount, unmount, etc. cartridges, and
allow users to mount and unmount the cartridges with the "user" option in
/etc/fstab, without having any data damage?
(c) Can Linux use these cartridges as a backup device?
(d) Can Linux read cartridges formatted with a DOS filesystem, just as
easily (and as bug-free) as if with ext2 formatted cartridges, etc.?
Sorry if the questions sound naive, I am just trying to make sure
everything will work right in my system.
Please respond by mail or to c.o.l.hardware. Thanks!
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