Re: 1541IDE and 1541IDE-S -- and 8250IDE? (and 64IDE, now)
Date: 2007-12-26 17:37:23

On 2007-12-24, at 19:09, David Wood wrote:

> I'm not attempting to be a featurist, but I see no reason why we  
> shouldnt
> use a more real FAT filesystem.

Because it lacks some important (for CBM machines) features?
Because it is not free?

Not challenging. Rather thinking / asking.

> IDE64 has done a good job of handling (in the firmware verson on  
> mine) 8G
> harddisks.  Honestly, I ahve no idea what type of filesystem it uses.

The 8GiB version uses custom filesystem with CHS addressing. The newer  
version includes a number of improvements and addresses up to 128GiB,  
using LBA of course...

> However, FAT shouldn't be too hard to program for if it's kept simple.

... and it also handles FAT, however only for the simplification of  
data transfer from alien storage media to the native filesystem.

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