Another disk imaging project
frustum at pacbell.net
Wed Aug 3 13:09:35 CDT 2005
Al Kossow wrote:
> Out of interest, what's actually changed between the catweasel
> revisions? I mean, I thought they always buffered stuff at the track
> level and did all the decoding / encoding work in software? So I'm
> surprised the hardware isn't pretty simple and able to support pretty
> much anything without several revisions...
> switch from ISA to PCI, then changing from programmed to downloaded
> they also got rid of some problems dealing with hard-sectored discs
> the problem with it is both the skanky hardware distribution and
> software. the useful stuff was all written by Tim Mann.
> its target market really is not for data recovery.
another push that motivated version IV from III is that some part (IIRC, the PCI
bridge chip) that the III used was getting harder to obtain.
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