Re: STT6201U Tape drive compatibility

Thanks Matt,

Recent kernels treat USB thumb drives as pseudo scsi so it gets
/dev/sd? as device name. So can I safely assume that it would do
similar to USB tape?

How about parallel port drives like ditto 3200? Are those compatible?


Dances With Crows wrote:
> On 16 Jan 2006 14:07:26 -0800, cbhargava staggered into the Black Sun
> and said:
> > Is anyone out there using [a] STT6201U USB tape drive with Linux? Is
> > the drive compatible with Linux?
> USB tape drives are (still) sort of rare. However, there are a number
> of references to USB tape devices in /usr/src/linux-2.6.12/drivers/usb/
> . That makes me think that if you have a recent kernel, you should be
> able to plug in a USB tape device and have it work as a pseudo-SCSI
> device, probably on /dev/st0 and /dev/nst0 like normal SCSI tapes. I
> didn't see any references to the model# you mentioned anywhere in the
> 2.6.12 source though.
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