The Ultimate SCSI2SD For Samplers Site - the Final Word

Say 'ID", Not "Partition"

2019-07-15 (Last Update: Mon, 15 Jul 2019) Garth Hjelte 0 General


Perhaps the best thing about SCSI2SD - besides it's compatibility and availability - is that it can show itself as multiple drives. There are 4 possible drives for the V5.x, and 7 possible for the v6.x.

The data storage of these drives resides on the SD card. Usually the first drive is located on the first part of the SD card, then the second follows that, and so on. This isn't too much different than how a Mac or PC splits up a disk for multiple "drives" or "volumes", and this is called PARTITIONING. The big difference is that the Partition Table for a PC/Mac partitioning scheme is on the Boot Sector (the first sector, called Sector 0), whereas for SCSI2SD it is on either the flash memory of the board (v5.x) or the very LAST sector of the SD card (v6.x). Plus on SCSI2SD, it is not - by any means - the standardized partition table that PC's and Macs use.

Since these approaches are different, we ask everyone to NOT use the term "partition" when speaking of the different drives SCSI2SD shows; instead, the preferred term is "ID", which comes from that each drive has to have a unique SCSI ID to present itself on the SCSI data chain.

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