Solaris Transition Guide

Convention for Tape Drives


Table 7-1 provides some examples that compare the SunOS release 4 and SunOS release 5.7 device naming conventions.

Table 7-1 SunOS release 4 and SunOS Release 5.7 Device Names

Device Description 

SunOS Release 4 Device Name 

SunOS Release 5.7 Device Name

Disk devices









Magnetic tape devices 






CD-ROM device