Sata Tape Drives

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Jul 15 22:24:33 UTC 2010

In the last episode (Jul 15), Michael Anderson said:
> Or, more clearly: Are SATA tape drives supported? I see they are on some
> other BSD flavors, but I haven't found any mention in the FreeBSD hardware
> compatibility documents.

I see an "atapist" device in /sys/conf/NOTES:

device          atapist         # ATAPI tape drives

, which might work.  The "atapicam" or "ahci" device may also make sata
tapes show up as if they were scsi devices.  Try "ahci" first.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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