dvdwriter - icybox - usb problem

Guido Van Hoecke guivho at vanhoecke.org
Mon Jan 16 05:53:11 PST 2006

Fabian Keil wrote:

>Guido Van Hoecke <guivho at vanhoecke.org> wrote:
>>I have to connect my Plextor PX-716A dvd-writer via an external 
>>IDE-to-USB/1394 Icybox (IB-550UE-B-BL) to my freebsd-6.0-RELEASE pc. 
>>This pc is an IBuddy Desknote A928 without room for internal extra 
>>devices. So I bought an Icybox enclosure, put the plextor in it and 
>>connected the icybox through USB:
>>umass0: vendor 0x0402 USB 2.0 Storage Device, rev 2.00/1.05, addr 2
>>da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>>da0: <USB 2.0 Storage Device 0111> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
>>da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
>>da0: 0MB (1 0 byte sectors: 0H 0S/T 0C)
>>guivho at wodan:~> sudo cdrecord -scanbus
>>Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i386-unknown-freebsd6.0) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 
>>Jörg Schilling
>>Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
>>	3,0,0	300) 'USB 2.0 ' 'Storage Device  ' '0111' Disk
>>guivho at wodan:~>
>>How do I tell FreeBSD that this is a DVD-writer rather than a hard
>Have you tried to use it? 
>Does cdrecord dev=3,0,0 -prcap show false information as well?
No, I did not try it. Ms XP had the same problem when connecting over 
USB. However, connecting over firewire to XP was ok.

Due to lack of time for further experimenting, the plextor is now built 
in into my freebsd server as a normal ide device.

So this is now a non-problem.
Thanks for your reply though,


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