Can any ATAPI 'packet' command tell the host whether drive is actually ATAPI vs. SCSI ?

Jim_Hatfield at Jim_Hatfield at
Wed Mar 15 11:20:53 PST 2000

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In working with ASPI device drivers, all devices are treated as SCSI devices.

Does anyone know whether there is any way for a device to indicate
to the host that it is <actually> SCSI vs. ATAPI ?

The INQUIRY command might be a logical means, but there does not seem
to be any indication in its specification.


- Jim Hatfield
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   Tecmar Inc. - an Overland Data company

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