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Page 28 of the Retrospect 6 User’s Guide refers to “recognized devices” that “have not been put through Dantz’s rigorous qualification tests, but will work fine with the listed driver under most circumstances.”

 

Under what conditions can R6 recognize a device that is not qualified?

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Drives that have similar inquiry strings (or the same inquiry string) as a supported drive can show up in the Device Status (Mac) or Environment (Win) window. Also, drives that require OS drivers only can show up. An example would be a combo drive that supports DVD-RAM and DVD-R media. Retrospect will write to the drive as a DVD-RAM device, even if the DVD-R format is not supported. DVD-RAM devices require OS drivers - not Retrospect drivers. All data transport is done through the OS. Whereas a DVD-R drives require Retrospect drivers for support.

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Drives that have similar inquiry strings (or the same inquiry string) as a supported drive can show up in the Device Status...

 


 

Retrospect 6 supports the Sony DRU-500A DVD burner. According to your quote, the Sony DRU-500AX is likely (but not guaranteed) to show up, correct?

 

Thanks!

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Retrospect 6 supports the Sony DRU-500A DVD burner. According to your quote, the Sony DRU-500AX is likely (but not guaranteed) to show up, correct?

 


 

 

 

Not only should it show up, but it's actually the same drive - and is supported. smile.gif

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Drives that have similar inquiry strings (or the same inquiry string) as a supported drive can show up in the Device Status (Mac) or Environment (Win) window.

 

Does this apply to Tape Libraries as well, or just CD type media?

 

I'm trying to find out if a Sun StorEdge L1800 (aka ETL 4/1800) will work at all. The manual says that the "host computer communicates with the library through a SCSI interface using the SCSI-2 medium changer command set. " Does anyone know if that means Retrospect can have basic control of this device and use it, or if its not qualified is it totally unusable by Dantz software?

 

I really need to find this out by tommorrow morning at the latest.

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This drive is not yet supported for use with Retrospect. For a list of currently qualified devices, please see:

 

Hardware Search Engine

 

Dantz goes through a rigorous qualification process with every drive we test. This means that not every drive will be qualified and we can never guarantee that a particular device will be supported. Some drives do not get qualified ever, and some take 6 months to a year to get support. We have no way of telling if this drive will be supported or not at this moment.

 

It is not possible to know what may or may not work with an unsupported drive.

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