[Coladam] IDE "hard drive" specs

Slopsema, Doug dslopsema at hollowdreams.com
Tue Aug 15 20:33:12 EDT 2006

Actually Herman, that is not exactly true.  We found out after hooking up some extra hardware that Dad has on a shelf that the external Powermate unit (could have 2 hd and 2 fd) could access both hard drives in the EOS HD Boot manager 3.8, Filemanager 3.01, and Mount11 under TDOS.  We did find newer versions of the EOS HD Boot manager and Filemanager for the Powermate in Dad's disks, but did not put them on the drive yet.

If the external Powermate unit could access two hard drives in these programs and the partitioning software for the low cost ide board can partition two hard drives I am under the assumption that with a bit of engineering the three programs should be able to be recompiled to accommodate two drives as well.


From: coladam-bounces at adamcon.org on behalf of HLM001
Sent: Tue 8/1/2006 12:21 AM
To: Slopsema; coladam at adamcon.org
Subject: Re: [Coladam] IDE "hard drive" specs 

As I recall Bob, Only ONE was accessible at once. Even when I was running the bbs, we had to partition hell out of it getting different areas that way but other than the memory expander, and ofcourse disk drives, I can not ever recall more than one major storage device at one time  I think GK and I even tried Mark Gordon's HD along with the so called BJ card.   The software had options for several options, but I can not recall all of it working properly  I may be a bit off, but I think that was how it went, ofcourse I was into EOS, more so, and George was into T-DOS.  Rich's SmartBASIC 1X  helped me with a lot of limits that were originally part of regular SBasic. But their had to be several version of the "HARDISK" program, and Filemanager, that basically supported the product that it came with, i.e., disk drives, or HD's from BJ, or Mark Gordon.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Slopsema 
  To: coladam at adamcon.org 
  Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 10:20 PM 
  Subject: [Coladam] IDE "hard drive" specs 

  Question gang.....Doug is apparently too shy or busy to throw this out to ya'll.  He has been playing around with using 2 ide hard drives on the ADAM.  IDEPART under Tdos gives the option of using 2 hard drives, but HOW do you access them both at the same time.......he actually is using a compact flash adapter & card and a zip drive, both of which work as ide devices as for formatting, etc.  BUT only 1 at a time can be accessed using ADAM programming that we have found.  hmmm.......

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