Advanced Functions / Performing SCSI Commands

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This window performs various low-level SCSI operations. Choices are:

For ALL Devices:
·Test Unit Ready: Checks to see if device is ready (on-line, i.e., spun up and media installed)  
·Device Inquiry: Issues standard SCSI inquiry command, and returns 20+ fields describing the device.  
·Request Sense: Returns sense codes (KEY, ASC, ASQ).  

For CD-ROMs (and DVD's)

·Read CD-ROM Capacity: Returns last sector number, bytes/sector, and total bytes  
·Read CD-ROM Table of Contents: Displays a formatted table-of-contents.  
·Lock/Unlock CD-ROM: Locks or unlocks the media in the CD-ROM or DVD.  
·Load/Unload CD-ROM: Loads or unloads the media from the device (unless it is "locked")  
·Start/Stop CD-ROM: Spins the device up or down.  

For Disk Drives:

·Read Disk's S.M.A.R.T. Settings: Returns all fields from mode page 1C (hex), the page associated with S.M.A.R.T. operations.  
·Lock/Unlock Disk: Locks or unlocks the media, if the disk supports this functionality.  
·Unload Disk: Unloads the media from the device (unless it is "locked")  
·Read Disk Capacity: Returns last sector number, bytes/sector, and total bytes  
·Read Disk Sector: Returns a hex dump of the sector number supplied.  
·Start/Stop Disk: Spins the disk up or down.  
·Low Level Format (Keep grown defect list): This performs the standard SCSI Format Unit command, but leaves the grown defect table stored on the disk drive in tact.  
·Low Level Format (Clear grown defect list): This performs the standard SCSI Format Unit command, but resets the grown defect table stored on the disk drive.