[sebhc] Re: Great Idea for IDE MORE!! STATUS -- More Ideas ..

dwight elvey dkelvey at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 23 12:20:39 CDT 2006

>From: Lee Hart <leeahart at earthlink.net>
>But the hardware is the easy part -- it's the software that's going to 
>drive you nuts! H89s and H8s never had anything like an IDE hard drive, so 
>you'll have to start from scratch. And, I suspect it will be difficult to 
>find any software specs on the particular hard drive you want to interface 
>-- you'll have to rely on vague generic specs for the PC (which will assume 
>16-bit mode), and find out by trial and error if they work on your 
>particular IDE drive.

What is the problem with going from a 8 bit bus to a 16 bit device?
You just need an extra port and an extra latch going both ways.
This is not rocket science to add this simple hardware. The entire
world of IDE devices are then open to you.

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