I suppose if an XTA controller decoded the extra address bit, or you could “borrow” it from somewhere, you might stand a chance at getting the thing to work. Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references. Disk drive interfaces have evolved from simple interfaces requiring complex controllers to attach to a computer into high level interfaces that present a consistent interface to a computer system regardless of the internal technology of the hard disk drive. Results 1 to 10 of In any case, since you’ll be patching for the initialization code, you could probably patch the rest fairly easily.
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Sega TeraDrive Hard Drive Interface IDE / ESDI / XTA
Korpi, Electronic Design, August 20,pp. All times are GMT Also whilst looking at something else and very related!
The word nature of data transfer makes the design of a host bus adapter significantly simpler than that of the precursor HDD controller. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. History of hard disk drives.
Utility for MFM/IDE/ESDI/CF Drives
Chuck, this is awesome! Originally Posted by Chuck G. What I propose is a way out of the conundrum of dead XTA drives on gear where replacing the lde isn’t desirable or possible.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Wikipedia external links cleanup from January Wikipedia spam cleanup from January It occurred to me after a couple of posts that many people with XTA 8-bit IDE controllers aren’t aware that most most CF cards support esdk transfers.
Sega TeraDrive Hard Drive Interface IDE / ESDI / XTA –
This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. Since a lot of AT IDE controllers included a floppy controller, this might be a way to get high-density floppy capability along with hard disk on the same card. Well, you can patch your hard drive BIOS to issue the following command sequence: Each drive also has an additional power cable, usually direct to the power supply unit.
Can you point me at a spec for XTA? Bit serial data interfaces introduced by Seagate Technology beginning Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Sounds like work to me.
At least companies, see List of defunct hard disk manufacturers. Disk image file formats.
Hard disk drive interface
As for all early interfaces above, each drive also has an additional power cable, usually direct to the power supply unit. Hard disk drive manufacturers.
January Learn how and when to remove this template message. I suspect this is because that the old XTA drives just worked in 8-bit mode by default, but CF cards and ATA2 drives need to be told to get into 8-bit mode. Disk drive interfaces have evolved from simple interfaces requiring complex controllers to attach to a computer into high level interfaces that present a consistent interface to eddi computer system regardless of the internal technology of the hard disk drive.
Bit serial data interface introduced by CDC Standard interface for many mini-computers in the s and s. Again, it sounds like work Standard interfaces for most small HDDs in the s and early s.