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TEAC 55-GS SCSI Floppy Drive Issues

Chuck(G)

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The problem with SCSI floppy drives is precisely the same as with USB floppy drives--they understand a very limited number of formats and are utterly oblivious to anything other than those formats. I know that they were standard on some 80s-90s workstations, but otherwise, not worth the trouble.
Most of this can be traced down to the SCSI convention of using LBA addressing for everything. True, it saves one from the rigors of CHS, but it's also quite limiting.
 

maxtherabbit

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Is that actually a limitation of the drive firmware or is the CHS to LBA conversion still done in software?
 

Chuck(G)

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It's part of the controller firmware, just as it's done in USB. As a matter of interest, USB MSC is nothing more than the SCSI device protocol in a USB wrapper. There is no standard SCSI CDB for CHS addressing--it's all LBA.
 
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