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READ.ME Trantor Systems, Ltd. January 8, 1992

TSCSI Hard Disk Driver 4.50
TSLCDR CD-ROM Driver 1.4

Added features:

- Support for 3.5" re-writable optical drives
- Ability to read Bernoulli RCD and Syquest SYPREP formatted
cartridges and DOS extended partitions
- DRDOS support enhanced for DRDOS 6 and for removable media
- INSITE floptical support added

- Added support for new Texel and Panasonic CD-ROM drive
firmware release. NOTE: Old Panasonic CR-501 is no longer
supported: Rev 1.0b or later firmware is required.

Compatibility with MS-DOS 5.0

Hard Disk hints:

If you had a previously formatted hard disk under DOS 3.x that
was larger than 32M, you will get a "Wrong DOS Version" message
when you boot up with DOS 5.0. This is because the header for
the drive must be different for later versions of DOS.

With all Trantor Hard Disk software packages, we supply a utility
program called 'TODOS4.EXE'. TODOS4 will allow you to change
your header on your disk to match the DOS 4.x / DOS 5.x

To use TODOS4, just type TODOS4 and follow the screen
prompts. TODOS4 will scan all the available SCSI drives on your
system and give you the option to convert them to DOS 3.31/DOS 4
format. This is the same as that used by DOS 5.

WARNING: You can move UPWARDS between DOS versions, but not
BACKWARDS. Some versions of TODOS4 will allow you to move either
way, but moving backwards will destroy your data on the disk. If
you need to interchange your disk between computers, make sure
they all use the same version of DOS.

CD-ROM hints:

The Microsoft Extensions (MSCDEX.EXE) supplied with our software
are licensed from Microsoft. Even though our drivers are
compatible with DOS 5, the Extensions are not. You must use the
SETVER program supplied with DOS 5 to tell MSCDEX that it is
running under a previous version of DOS. Pages 561-564 and page
617 in the DOS 5 User Guide and Reference explain the use of the
SETVER command.

To add the Microsoft Extensions to the SETVER table, you need to
load SETVER.EXE in your CONFIG.SYS file. Then, one time only,
you need to type: SETVER MSCDEX.EXE 4.01 at your DOS C:
prompt. This adds MSCDEX to the table and you will no longer get
the "Incorrect DOS Version" message from the Extensions.


Using High Memory

On most 80386 computers, you can use some of the memory above
640K to load your device drivers. All Trantor drivers can be
"loaded high" with great success. In most cases, MSCDEX may be
"loaded high" as well.

To enable the High Memory regions, you need to load a Memory
Manager, such as QEMM, 386Max, or HIMEM/EMM386. These memory
managers MUST be told if there is a T128 or T228 card in the
system, since the T128 and T228 use part of the High Memory area
to communicate with the computer itself.
With QEMM and EMM386, you need to add a command line switch to
EXCLUDE the card address on the same line as the driver. eg:
device=EMM386.SYS x=CC00-CDFF or Device=QEMM.SYS x=CC00-CDFF

This assumes the card is set at the default address of CC00. If
you change the address of the card, you will need to change the
EXCLUDE information.

386MAX requires an entry in the 386MAX.PRO file with the same
information in it. Use a line like this:

For more detailed information, please consult the manual supplied
with your memory manager.


Match your cable to your card

There are two different kinds of cables on the market that both
have 25 pin connectors on one end and a 50 pin SCSI connector on
the other. One cable is an industry-wide standard, used by most
manufacturers, and sold as a "Macintosh compatible" SCSI cable.
This is the cable all Trantor SCSI Host adapter cards use.

The other cable is non-standard, and only works with a single
SCSI card manufacturer, Future Domain. CAUTION: This cable will
short out the Term Power line if plugged into a standard
Macintosh pinout compatible SCSI card, and may cause damage to
your equipment.


Removable Media Utilities

Three new utilities have been added to your utility software
package since your manual was printed that replace the previous

This program, when run from the DOS command line (or within a batch file,
if desired) will "lock" a CD-ROM disc or removable hard disk cartridge
in the drive; i.e. it will inhibit operation of the front-panel Eject
button. This might be useful on a shared or networked computer system,
where an inadvertent disc eject might disrupt operations. Some CD-ROM
drives, such as the NEC CDR-35, have manual-loading disc mechanisms;
TLOCK will have no effect on such drives.

TLOCK Will lock all available removable media drives.
TLOCK E: Will lock just the E: drive (for example).

If you have a dual Bernoulli drive, TLOCK will only lock the
first (left) drive with the general TLOCK command. To lock
the second (right) drive, you must specify the drive letter.
eg: TLOCK F:

This utility reverses the action of TLOCK, i.e. it permits a disc
to be ejected by pressing the Eject button.

Just like the name says: when run, this program ejects the CD-ROM
disc or removable hard disk cartridge from the drive. If TLOCK has been
run, TEJECT will set the drive to unlocked status prior to ejecting the

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