The release version 1.00 of the SCSI Driver for Hatari and ARAnyM (Linux only) is available for download. With this free driver Atari software has direct access to all devices managed by the Linux SG driver, e.g. hard disk drives, memory cards and CD/DVD writers. See the HDDRIVER forum for more information.
HDDRIVER: With a suitable hardware extension up to 4 IDE ports with up to 8 devices (addresses $FFF00000, $FFF00040, $FFF00080 and $FFF000C0) are supported. The additional ports must be compatible with the Falcon's IDE port.
HDDRIVER: Extended support for multimedia commands (MMC) of CD-ROM/DVD/BD drives and burners. In addition to DVD-RAM media, with many drives HDDRUTIL and HDDRIVER can now also format and write to DVD+RW and BD-RE media.
HDDRIVER: ICD compatible hardware, which supports drives with a capacity of more than 1 GiB connected to the ACSI bus, is now detected automatically. Therefore also for GigaFile, UltraSatan, Hatari and ARAnyM there is no special setting required anymore.
HDDRIVER: When booting, information about each configured device ID is displayed, even when no device is found.
HDDRIVER: The SCSI target interface supports all mandatory processor device commands of the SPC-2 specification.
HDDRIVER: The SCSI emulation for IDE drives supports all mandatory commands of the SBC-3 specification and returns more precise error codes.
HDDRIVER: Improved compatibility with special SCSI hardware combinations (Acard AEC-7720U combined with IDE-to-SATA adapter).
HDDRIVER: Improved internal handling of bus IDs.
HDDRIVER: Updated XHDI limits for some versions of TOS.
HDDRIVER: Fixed a bug affecting ACSI/DMA transfers with STs to alternate RAM
HDDRIVER: The SCSI Driver call Error() now correctly returns the value 0 instead of the old error status when setting a new error status.
HDDRIVER: Improved detection of Windows-compatible media with a 12 bit FAT.
HDDRUTIL: Completely new window-based user interface: HDDRUTIL displays two windows with all known devices and drives. The device or drive to operate on can be selected from these lists. The operations available for the selected item are enabled in the main menu and are also offered by a context menu.
HDDRUTIL: Sectors/Media can be copied by dragging the source device onto the target device with the mouse (Drag&Drop).
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Device Information" displays detailed information on a device.
HDDRUTIL: Details regarding the buses managed by the SCSI Driver can be displayed with "Bus Information".
HDDRUTIL: Cache parameters can be configured for more ATAPI and SATA devices than before.
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Export Configuration" saves an overview of all HDDRIVER settings.
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Execute Self-test" starts the built-in self-test of a device.
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Eject" ejects a medium if this is supported by the respective device.
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Erase All Data" overwrites any data on a medium.
HDDRUTIL: The new function "Show Details" displays important data regarding the layout of TOS compatible partitions.
HDDRUTIL: The supported LUNs can be configured separately for each device after double-clicking a device in the "Devices and Partitions" settings.
HDDRUTIL: Numerous help dialog texts were updated and some settings were renamed to less technical terms.
HDDRUTIL: If a shift key is pressed when launching, the saved HDDRUTIL settings are not loaded.
HDDRUTIL: Buses and devices are sorted by their bus number.
HDDRUTIL: Adjustments for long bus names in the dialogs.
HDDRUTIL: The "System Limits" dialog additionally displays the number of clusters supported by the operating system for media with a 32 bit FAT and the maximum partition size.
HDDRUTIL: Automatic detection of existing byteswapped TOS-compatible partitions when partitioning.
HDDRUTIL: With devices with SCSI level 3 or newer HDDRUTIL always uses READ/WRITE(10) instead of READ/WRITE(6). This improves compatibility with new devices that do not support READ/WRITE(6) anymore.
HDDRUTIL: Media can now also be ejected with the SCSI Driver for Hatari and ARAnyM.
HDDRCONF: In the error information dialog HDDRCONF.CPX additionally displays the Sense Key.