Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 06/18/1999 22:52:02
On Jun 3, 3:29pm, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
} On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 02:36:07AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
Still catching up on old mail, but getting there... :-)
} > This is wrong. ESDI drives respond to the IDENTIFY command, and
} > possibly other "ATA" commands. ESDI is a superset of the original
} > WD1003 command set, and ATA is a superset of that.
} How does it anserw ? Does it just abort the command or does it report
} some sensible data ?
It responded sensibly.
} I have a disk here which I believe is ESDI: is has a controller board with
} 3 cables: one shared by 2 drives and one which goes to each drive.
} It doesn't anserw to IDENTIFY (it just abort it). The BIOS "auto detect
Then it is not ESDI. As noted by somebody else, MFM/RLL used the
same cable arrangement, but they weren't electrically compatible.
} > My old ESDI drive has died, so I can't get you a sample result,
} > but I have verified that it responds intelligently.
} Do you know what model it was ?
I recently moved, so it is in a box somewhere.
}-- End of excerpt from Manuel Bouyer