XTIDE controller now available
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Mon Oct 5 11:04:19 CDT 2009
On 4 Oct 2009 at 20:47, Steven Hirsch wrote:
> 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.
The overwhelming majority of those old 8-bit IDE controllers worked
with XTIDE drives, which supported 8-bit data transfers.
Unfortunately, even though the ATA standard kept the 8-bit transfer
as an option for quite some time, no vendor supported it. Any IDE
drive over about 100MB is likely to support only 16-bit transfers.
As I understand the subject controller project, it latches the upper
8 bits of a 16-bit data transfer and makes it available in a
However, one can use a CF memory card in an 8-bit IDE application, as
I understand that all CF cards support the 8-bit mode of ATA.
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