Driver for Onstream ADR2.60 IDE

Peter Elsner peter at
Fri Aug 29 08:55:58 PDT 2003

Short answer: No

Long answer: No, because OnStream isn't using a standard ATAPI driver for 
their IDE drives.

The make use of accessing the drive using very special commands in their 
proprietary backup
software.  Without the software the drive won't work.  I have already 
contacted On Stream about
this many times, (my boss insisted I get it working with FreeBSD), and to 
no avail, they will not
help me unless I'm running Windows.

Peter Elsner

At 05:42 PM 8/28/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>I have an Onstream ADR2.60 IDE backup drive that I would like to start using
>with my FreeBSD 4.8 system.  At startup I get a message via dmesg that there
>is no driver for this device..... 'kay.  An hour of searching Google yielded
>me no closer to a driver, so here I am....
>Can I use this drive with my system or do I have to bag it?
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