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DiskQwik v1.1: Device Driver exclusively
designed for AT/IDE Hard Disk Drives that
activates the drive's MULTIPLE SECTOR BLOCK
TRANSFER MODE. This little gem can boost the
drive's Data Transfer Rate by 45% !! Package
includes IDE Inquiry util that tells if your
drive has the built-in capability to use this
mode and an excellent DTR test to measure the
results. Req: 286+CPU. Dustbowl Designs, Inc.
(Date 8/20/93) Shareware -AV
Contents of the 4DRVUTIL.DOC file
Released July 4th, 1993
4_Drive Utilities v1.0 Multiple Port Address AT/IDE Drive Inquiry
Dustbowl Designs, Inc. 0 MB 153 MB
"Dedicated to enhancing the *
world's personal computers."
(405) 741-4705 Voice Drive 0 Drive 1
(405) 741-2721 BBS Port Address: 170 (secondary)
Copyright 1993 by Dustbowl Designs, Inc. All rights reserved.
12600 S.E. 38th Street, Choctaw, Oklahoma USA 73020-6107
You are free to copy this software and distribute it to other users as
long as the archive file is distributed in its entirety with this text
file included in the archive.
We've decided to release to the public a handy in-house AT/IDE inquiry
utility. What's particularly useful about this rendition is that you
may talk to drives that are attached to either the Primary or
Secondary Port Addresses. This ability dovetails nicely with our
3_Drives and DiskQwik shareware utilities. Also, we've emphasized the
newer Multiple Sectors, DMA and LBA transfer options that are soon to
be more generally available on AT/IDE drives.
The 4_Drive Utilities is designed to assist in the use of our
3/4_Drives and DiskQwik products by suggesting the command line
switches that these programs may use. This utility also serves as a
basic AT/IDE Inquiry that can give you the Cylinder, Head, Sectors per
Track geometry used by your AT/IDE drive.
This inquiry is defined and works on AT/IDE and ESDI interface
Plans for 4_Drive Utilities include MBR and Partition Record
preparation and analysis, Multiple Sectors transfer rate test and much
Command Line Switches
This program will accept three basic command line switches. If no
command line switches are placed, then the program will run
interactively, asking for which Port and which Drive:
[P]rimary or [S]econdary: s
Drive  or : 1
You can load this info up on the command line as: 4DRVUTIL s 1
Additionally, if you place the m on the command line, all hi-ASCII
bytes will be masked out of the hex data dump. This is useful when
printing, as these characters can cause unpredictable results.
Example: 4DRVUTIL s 1 m >drive2-1.dat
(then hit the enter key a few times..) will create an ASCII file of
this program's output....
Drive/Controller Model: My Drive MD-123A
Serial number: 00123456789000000000, Controller firmware: REV. AA
Cylinders: 969, Heads: 9, Sectors: 36
DMA mode: NOT AVAILABLE
LBA mode: NOT AVAILABLE
Multiple sector mode: 64 sector/interrupt max
switches: 3/4_Drives m0+ or m0 (either 64 or 32 sectors per interrupt)
DiskQwik b064 rm0 wm0
Buffer size: 128 KBytes (256 sectors)
A dual ported multi-sectored buffer capable of simultaneous transfers with
a read caching capability.
Word Offset Data----------------------------------- ASCII------------------
0 0000 4A32 C903 0000 0900 9051 4402 2400 100C J2 .. .. .. .Q D. $. ..
8 0010 0B00 0F00 3030 3231 3433 3635 3837 3039 .. .. 00 21 43 65 87 09
16 0020 3030 3030 3030 3030 0300 4000 0400 4552 00 00 00 00 .. @. .. ER
24 0030 2E56 4120 2041 794D 4420 6972 6576 4D20 .V A A yM D ir ev M
32 0040 2D44 3231 4133 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 -D 21 A3
40 0050 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 0100 ..
48 0060 0000 0100 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
56 0070 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
64 0080 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
The structure of the 256 words (512 bytes) is as follows:
0 General configuration
1 cylinders (default xlat mode)
2 reserved... ESDI: Removables
3 heads (default xlat mode)
4 bytes per track (unformatted)
5 bytes per sector (unformatted)
6 sectors/track (default xlat mode) hi=reserved lo=SPT
7 IDE:vendor unique... ESDI: bytes intersector gap lo=ISG hi=index gap
8 IDE:vendor unique... ESDI: bytes in sync lo=PLO bytes hi=reserved
9 words unique status
10 serial number in ASCII 20 bytes
20 controller or buffer type
21 buffer size in 512 byte blocks
22 ECC bytes transferred in r/w long
23 firmware revision in ASCII 8 bytes
27 model number ID in ASCII 40 bytes
47 number of sectors/interrupt in multiple, 00h = not implemented
bits 8-15 are vendor unique
48 double word transfer flag
49 capabilities...LBA and/or DMA
0-7 vendor unique
8 1=DMA supported
9 1=LBA supported
51 PIO data xfer timing mode lo=vendor unique
52 DMA data xfer timing mode lo=vendor unique
53 translation mode valid for words 54-58, 1-15 is reserved
54 translation cylinders
55 translation heads
56 translation sectors/track
57 number of sectors - low
58 number of sectors - high
59 current multiple setting
0-7 current SPT if multiple valid
8 1=multiple sector valid
60 LBA sectors - low
61 LBA sectors - high
62 single word DMA
63 multi word DMA
128 vendor unique data
160 to end= reserved
This section will be expanded in the next release!
There is no registration requirement for this version of 4_Drive
4_Drive Utilities All versions.
Dustbowl Designs, Inc. provides the accompanying object code software
("Software") and nonexclusively licenses its use on the following
terms and conditions. The Software is copyrighted by Dustbowl Designs,
Inc. with all rights reserved. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE
SELECTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED PURPOSES, FOR THE
PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE. Dustbowl Designs, Inc. DOES NOT WARRANT
THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE SOFTWARE IS
FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
ERROR FREE. Dustbowl Designs, Inc. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES,
WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL Dustbowl Designs, Inc. BE LIABLE TO YOU,
YOUR CUSTOMERS OR OTHER USERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE.
3_Drives, 4_Drives and DiskQwik are a trademarks of Dustbowl Designs,
Inc. The 4_Drive Utilities software and documentation are Copyright 1993 by
Dustbowl Designs with All Rights Reserved. The 3_Drives v3.0, 4_Drives
v3.0 and 4_Park v1.1 software programs ARE NOT shareware or freeware
and unauthorized redistribution is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
End of License agreement.
v1.0 07/93 - public release of Shareware 4_Drive Utilities v1.0.
Contents of the 4_Drives Utilities Distribution Set. 4DRVU100.ZIP
(4DRVU.ZIP on CompuServe (tm) go IBMHW forum Lib 1)
4DRVUTIL.EXE An AT/IDE Identify Drive inquiry utility that shows
which 3_Drive/4_Drive and DiskQwik command line
switches work best. Designed to work on both Primary
and Secondary Port Addresses.
4DRVUTIL.DOC Auxiliary documentation.
DBOWLDEM.EXE Simple demo that gives a look at registered
4_Drives v3.0 and 4_Park v1.1, and our new DiskQwik
VENDOR3.DOC Shareware vendor distribution policy
All files dated 7-4-93 02:50:00.
4_Drives and 3_Drives
From the The Universal device driver that lets you add
makers of: an additional 16-bit interface to your system.
Add up to two more MFM, RLL, ESDI, or AT/IDE
Hard Disk Drives to a Secondary Port Address!
Fast Disk I/O options registered versions.
A utility that maximizes the speed potential
of AT/IDE hard disk drives. Many newer IDE
drives often have an untapped feature called
"Multiple Sectors per Interrupt". By activating
this, you can increase the data transfer rate
of your hard drive by up to 50% ....
State of the Art!
Shareware versions of these programs are available at all better
BBS's! If you can't find a copy locally, feel free to call our BBS.
Dustbowl Designs, Inc. |
12600 S.E. 38th Street |
Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020-6107 |
U.S.A. | CIS: 71062,2542
(405) 741-4705 ordering, tech support, general information
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