Unable to format a DVD-RW in GEAR PRO for UNIX

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''If you are using I-O Data's IDSC21-E SCSI/IDE converter card''
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*There is a [http://downloads.gearsoftware.com/support/unix/iodata/IDSC21-E_Firmware.zip firmware fix] available.  
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*There is a [http://www.gearsoftware.com/downloads.php?dir=support/unix/iodata/&file=IDSC21-E_Firmware.zip firmware fix] available.  
If you are not using this SCSI/IDE converter card, then you will need to connect the DVD+RW drive to a Windows system so that the DVD+RW media can be formatted using GEAR PRO for Windows.  
If you are not using this SCSI/IDE converter card, then you will need to connect the DVD+RW drive to a Windows system so that the DVD+RW media can be formatted using GEAR PRO for Windows.  

Current revision as of 13:15, 13 May 2010

Applies to Products: GEAR Pro for UNIX v4.11 and newer

Applies to Operating Systems: All UNIX

Summary:
When attempting to format a DVD+RW disc, GEAR PRO reports that the power on the bus was reset, and that the format failed.

Cause:
Because most DVD+RW drives are IDE/ATAPI devices, a SCSI/IDE converter needs to be used to connect the device to the UNIX system. These converters do not translate all SCSI commands to the appropriate IDE commands, and as a result certain commands sent to an IDE device via these cards fails.

The Format command is one such command.

Solution:
If you are using I-O Data's IDSC21-E SCSI/IDE converter card

If you are not using this SCSI/IDE converter card, then you will need to connect the DVD+RW drive to a Windows system so that the DVD+RW media can be formatted using GEAR PRO for Windows.

Note:
Once the DVD+RW media has been formatted it does not need to be formatted again.

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