magneto-optical drives

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Fri Jan 28 14:09:10 PST 2005

On Fri, Jan 28, 2005, Sherman, Michael (GE Energy) wrote:
>Hi all.
>I am not sure whether it is the right thread for my kind of question. If it
>isn't please let me know where to post it.
>I was wondering if any of the people on this list were able to mount and
>read (don't need writing) successfully Maxtor magneto-optical drives, or any
>magneto-optical drive for that matter. Any help would be greatly

It's been at least 10 years since I last seriously used MO drives, these
being SCSI Sony units.  They were treated like any other SCSI removable HD
device, and access to the data required suitable disk partitioning/slicing,
or whatever the OS called it at the time.

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