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Micro House PC Hardware Library Volume I: Hard Drives

PC Hardware
Library
(Publisher: Macmillan Computer Publishing)
Authors: Micro House International, Inc. and Scott Mueller
ISBN: 0789716631
Printed in July, 1998
All rights reserved.
Introduction
About the Authors

CHAPTER 1 — HARD DISK DRIVES
Data Encoding Schemes
FM Encoding
MFM Encoding
RLL Encoding
Sectors
Multiple Zoned Recording
Basic Hard Disk Drive Components
Hard Disk Platters (Disks)
Recording Media
Read/Write Heads
Read/Write Head Designs
Head Sliders
Head Actuator Mechanisms
Air Filters
Hard Disk Temperature Acclimation
Spindle Motors
Spindle Ground Strap
Logic Boards
Cables and Connectors
Configuration Items
The Faceplate or Bezel
Hard Disk Features
Reliability
Performance
Shock Mounting
Cost
Capacity

CHAPTER 2 — HARD DISK INTERFACES
Interfaces Choices
The ST-506/412 Interface
The ESDI Interface
The IDE Interface
IDE Bus Versions
Introduction to SCSI
IDE Versus SCSI
Performance
SCSI Versus IDE: Advantages and Limitations
Disk Hardware and Software Limitations
Disk Interface Capacity Limitations
ROM BIOS Capacity Limitations
Operating System Capacity Limitations

CHAPTER 3 — HARD DISK DRIVE INSTALLATION
Hard Disk Installation Procedures
Controller Configuration
Physical Installation
System Configuration
Formatting and Software Installation
Hard Disk Drive Troubleshooting and Repair

CHAPTER 4 — CONTROLLER CARD SETTINGS
Interface Connections
Controller to Drive Power Connections
Drive Activity Connector
Common BIOS Debug Format Codes
Common Hardware Settings
Default Jumper Settings
Base I/O Address
IRQ
BIOS Address
Data Transfer Modes
Non-Hard Drive I/O Options
Undocumented Jumpers
Selected Controller Settings
ACCULOGIC, INC.
ADAPTEC, INC.
BUSLOGIC, INC.
DATA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
DTK COMPUTER, INC.
LAVA COMPUTER MFG, INC.
MONOLITHIC SYSTEMS, INC. (COLORADO MSI)
PROMISE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
RANCHO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SYMBIOS LOGIC
TYAN COMPUTER
ULTRASTOR CORPORATION
XIRLINK, INC.

CHAPTER 5 — HARD DRIVE SETTINGS
Interface Connections
Default Jumper Settings
Jumper Types
Non-Documented Jumpers
Typical Jumpered Options
Selected Drive Settings
CONNER PERIPHERALS, INC.
FUJITSU CORPORATION
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HITACHI CORPORATION
MAXTOR CORPORATION
MICROPOLIS CORPORATION
QUANTUM CORPORATION
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, INC.
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY INC.
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

CHAPTER 6 — HARD DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS
Introduction
Changes in Make and Model
Categories and Abbreviations
Manufacturers' Recommended IDE Parameters
ADVANTAGE MEMORY CORPORATION
ALPS ELECTRIC (USA), INC.
AMPEX CORPORATION
AREAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
ATASI TECHNOLOGY, INC.
ATTO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
AURA ASSOCIATES
BASF
BELFORT MEMORY INTERNATIONAL
BRAND TECHNOLOGIES
BULL HN INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC.
C.ITOH ELECTRONICS
CALLUNA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CARDIFF PERIPHERALS CORPORATION
CENTURY DATA, INC.
CMS ENHANCEMENTS, INC.
COGITO
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION
COMPUTER MEMORIES, INC.
CONNER PERIPHERALS, INC.
CONTROL DATA CORPORATION
CORE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
DAEYOUNG ELECTRONICS
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DIGITAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS
DISCTEC
DISCTRON, INC.
DMA SYSTEMS
ELCOH
EPSON, INC.
FUJI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
FUJITSU CORPORATION
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
HITACHI CORPORATION
HYOSUNG COMPUTER
IBM CORPORATION
INFOSYSTEMS, LTD.
INTEGRAL PERIPHERALS
INTERNATIONAL MEMORIES, INC. (IMI)
IOMEGA CORPORATION
J&A COMPUTER CO., LTD.
JCT
JTS CORPORATION
JVC
KALOK CORPORATION
KYOCERA ELECTRONICS, INC.
LAPINE
MAXTOR CORPORATION
MEGA DRIVE SYSTEMS
MEMOREX TELEX CORPORATION
MEMTECH TECHNOLOGY
MICROPOLIS CORPORATION
MICROSCIENCE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
MINISCRIBE
MITSUBISHI ELECTRONICS
MMI
NCL AMERICA
NCR CORPORATION
NEC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
NEI
NEWBURY DATA
NPL
OKIDATA
OLIVETTI
OPTIMA TECHNOLOGY
ORCA TECHNOLOGY
OTARI
PANASONIC INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
PERIPHERALS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
PLUS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
PRAIRIETEK
PRIAM CORPORATION
QUANTUM CORPORATION
RICOH CORPORATION
RMS
RODIME, INC.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, INC.
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SHUGART CORPORATION
SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG
SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SONY CORPORATION
STORAGE DIMENSIONS
SYQUEST TECHNOLOGY
TALON
TANDON CORPORATION
TANDY/RADIO
TEAC CORPORATION
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TOKICO
TOSHIBA
TULIN
UNIDENTIFIED
VERTEX
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
XEBEC
Y-E DATA AMERICA, INC.
ZENTEK STORAGE, INC.

CHAPTER 7 — IDE QUICK REFERENCE CHART
About IDE Drive Types
Appendix A
Manufacturer Index

 
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