XTIDE controller now available
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 19:47:46 CDT 2009
On Fri, 2 Oct 2009, Jim Leonard wrote:
> I wanted to let all of you know that the 2nd revision of my friend's PC/XT
> IDE controller is now available. For those of you not in the know, this is a
> way of using modern IDE hard drives in your 8bit PC or XT system. Works with
> drives up to 137G (your O/S also has to support it; 8.4G is way more common)
> and Compact Flash->IDE controllers too. CD-ROM support is likely coming
> eventually, but he has to write an entire driver that MSCDEX would talk to.
What am I not understanding about the need for this product? I have about
a half-dozen 8-bit ISA IDE controllers, mostly Seagate branded. Didn't
think they were particularly rare.
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