Subject: Re: wdc* at sb?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 01/16/1998 01:47:34
>Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 22:47:58 -0600 (CST)
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian C. Grayson)
> A recent CD-ROM came with an ISA IDE interface card. I used
>it as an IDE controller for hard disk drives under NetBSD with no
>problems. I set wdc1 to 0x170 irq 15. So the sound-card one
>will probably work fine.
> Looking at the card, it contains only 4 chips -- 3 74LS
>series 50-cent chips, and a simple PAL to generate enable
>signals. Is this all that is really needed for a `real' IDE
>controller, or at least one that works with the PIO modes?
Yep. All of the smarts for IDE are in the drives.
Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
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