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Re: [tlug] iodata

actually, yes, i was talking about usb. so far it works just fine, simply by
compiling all scsi and some usb support (basic+mass storage) into the


----- Original Message -----
From: "SN_Diamond" <>
To: "TLUG mailing list" <>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 23:45
Subject: Re: [tlug] iodata

> > * The ATA<->SCSI translater card doesn't do a very good job of
> >   translation.  You can't boot a sparc or an alpha from the drive, which
> >   is a good sign that things are wrong,
> Some machines have BIOSes that can boot via PCMCIA cards but I think they
> handle even fewer varieties of PCMCIA cards than Linux does.  Some BIOSes
> can't boot via PCMCIA cards at all.  I don't think this is a sign that
> things are wrong.
> Some translator cards are worse than others.  For some, no one has figured
> out how to write a Linux or *BSD driver.  This is a sign that something is
> wrong.  For others, Linux (and I guess probably *BSD) drivers work
> perfectly, but Windows 2000 drivers cause corruption in the hard disks
> are connected at the other side.  This might be a sign that something is
> wrong, though of course Monopolysoft is at least partly to blame.
> But actually in the original message I didn't see any mention of PCMCIA
> cards.  How do you know the writer wasn't talking about disks with USB
> connections?  Or maybe actual SCSI disks since he didn't even say if
> mobile or not?
> > * The drives themselves are of ultra-low quality.  The ones that I've
> >   apart have been Samsung, and none have survived six months of use.
> I didn't know Samsung made notebook-size drives.  (Except, if the original
> writer was talking about SCSI disks that need AC power supplies, then
> you mean desktop-size drives.)

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