Subject: Re: wdc* at sb?
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1998 01:47:34
>Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 22:47:58 -0600 (CST)
>From: (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 <>      
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