[rescue] anyone ever use DVD-RAM drive with Sparc ?

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Sat Apr 21 08:36:28 CDT 2007

On 21 Apr 2007, at 02:02, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Since this is for a U60, I'm leaning towards #1... get a nice Pioneer
> DVR-111 or
> 112, crossflash to Bufalo firmware (DVR-111L) for DVD-RAM support, and
> couple with Acard SCSI<->IDE bridge and use internally in the U60s  
> CD bay.

I'm using a DVR-110 with a random Acard SCSIDE bridge I got off eBay  
in about 2003 and it Just Works both on OSX and Linux. I'm pretty  
impressed with how well it works, really.

> I hear that some OSes don't like the SCSI<->IDE bridge for burning
> (something
> about command length vs true SCSI drives).  I don't have any  
> reports on
> accessing
> drive functionality with a bridge under Solaris though.

I can't speak for Solaris, but the SCSIDE bridge seems to do a very  
good translation so it shouldn't see it as any different to a real  
SCSI drive. I'd be more wary about whether Solaris supported *SCSI*  
DVD-RAM drives properly, really, than whether the bridge is up to it.

I could test, but my last landlord nicked quite a few of my Ultra 30  
bits and I can't use it until I've been to eBay again. (Unless  
somebody can recommend a Sun breaker in London that I can just walk  
into and buy these bits.)

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