Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14776-326 throughout.
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14776-326:04 (adopted ISO/IEC 14776-326:2002). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 14776-326:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This part of ISO/IEC 14776 defines a Reduced Block Command set for logical block devices. The Reduced Block Commands along with the required SPC-2 commands and their restrictions described in this standard, fully specify the complete command set for RBC logical block devices.
The purpose of this part of ISO/IEC 14776 is to provide a command set of reduced requirements and options from SCSI Block Commands (SBC) (ISO/IEC 14776-321) for block devices. The reduced command set is intended to more closely match the functionality required for simple block logical units. The specified commands place no restrictions on device performance. The initial focus of this command set was to enable rigid disks and removable media devices attached to Serial Bus and utilizing SBP-2 (ISO/IEC 14776-232) for command and control.