HP 1300T Magneto Optical drive under Solaris (summary)

From: Forrest Cook (cook@stout.atd.ucar.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 10 1995 - 16:36:00 CDT

I posted the following question a few weeks ago, here is the
follow up info and thanks to all who replied.

>We are trying to get an HP 1300T magneto optical SCSI disk drive to work
>under Solaris 2.4 and I was wondering if anybody out there has a copy of
>the necessary device driver(s) ? HP tells us to contact the vendor we
>purchased the drive from (X-sys) but X-sys went out of business and their
>inventory was bought out by R-Squared. R-Squared has ignored my three calls
>saying "we'll call you back", Right. Any help would be appreciated. Please
>answer by email, I'll post a summary of info I receive.


From: "M.D. MARTIN" <4075_226@uwovax.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 95 11:58:05 EDT
Subject: HP 1300T Magneto Optical drive under Solaris, driver needed

You could try Introl Corporation, Minneapolis MN. (612)788-9391 (phone # could
be out of date.

Or try to find software from QStar called Axxess. Sorry no reference, but
we're paying less for Axxess than for Introl's product. (We're dealling
through a distributor, so that's why I don't have contact info.) The
distributor is Intertechnology Inc. (416) 445-5500 -- Frank Williams.

Good luck.


From: phil@bolthole.vip.best.com (Philip Brown)
Subject: Re: HP 1300T Magneto Optical drive under Solaris, driver needed

I HIGHLY recommend the optical drive drivers from artecon.
They let you use the things raw, or as a normal filesystem, and
they come with nifty graphical utils :-)
a smidge pricy ($500?) but if you can afford it, I really recommend it.
we've tried other drivers, and they were flakey. THe artecon stuff is


Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 11:28:04 +0100
From: will@k-par.co.uk (Will Parker)

K-par Systems in Bristol, England (UK) have been selling
drivers for Solaris 2.4 for the last three months. The software
for optical devices such as the HP C1716T are supported via our
Optical Disc Support Software (ODSS).

The only problem currently is that 1024 bytes/sector media is
not supported.

The list price for ODSS is 440 pounds sterling.


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