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SubjectRe: 520 byte sectors - any ideas?

Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> It should be possible to modify the SCSI driver to r/w the excess data
>> from/to some Random Area, given either an adapter which can do
>> scatter/gather or somebody who is willing to copy the block around once
>> again, but there's a better solution: Reformat.
>or simply ignore the last 8 bytes.

That might not be as easy as it sounds...

>btw, is reformatting possible for such drives?
Except if they have proprietary and weird firmware, yes.

Apple had such firmware in the early days of their SCSI implementation, but
they've since learned better...

Science is a history of superseded theories.
Matthias Urlichs

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