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gerrydoire
November 21st, 2008, 06:10 PM
I have both cards, both have OnBoard Bios Chips, does anyone have an idea what SCSI Hard Drives are compatible with these cards.


:D

Thanks!

Anonymous Coward
November 21st, 2008, 06:30 PM
I also have both of these cards. What I can tell you is that the earlier BIOS versions will only work with Seagate harddisks. Two versions of the BIOS I know for certain can work with any SCSI hard drive are 3.3.1 and 3.2.002.

The only problem is that these cards do not have ASPI drivers for them, so therefore it will not recognise CD-ROM drives. I have a DOS "redirector" that claims to support CD-ROM drives on the ST-01, but I can't get it to work in PC-DOS 2000. Perhaps it can work properly on an older version of DOS.

In theory it's possible the patch the Future Domain TMC 850M software to work with the ST-01, but I don't know of anyone who has taken the time to actually do it I'd do it myself but I don't know how to begin.

Good luck with your card, it has a reputation for being a serious pain the ass.

gerrydoire
November 22nd, 2008, 07:35 AM
The Bios are:

ST01 Ver 1.7

ST02 Ver 2.0


Any way to update these bios on the card or do the chips have to be
removed and re programmed.

:rolleyes:

Chuck(G)
November 22nd, 2008, 08:07 AM
The Bios are:

ST01 Ver 1.7

ST02 Ver 2.0


Any way to update these bios on the card or do the chips have to be removed and re programmed.

:rolleyes:

They're EPROMs, so they need to be removed, erased and reprogrammed. :(

Here's an image of the V 3.20 ROM for the ST01 (http://www.sydex.com/temp/st01v320.rom)

This ROM will supposedly allow the ST01 to work with non-Seagate drives. I haven't tried it yet in my own ST01, so caveat lector.

Now, if someone only had a spare decoder PAL and boot ROM for my Trantor T130B, that would really make my day.

lither
November 22nd, 2008, 03:43 PM
Now, if someone only had a spare decoder PAL and boot ROM for my Trantor T130B, that would really make my day.

here is the rom

T130B bootrom (v214) (http://www.onxt.net/download/t130b214.rom)
thanks to a friend from England who sent it to me in 2002!

lither
November 22nd, 2008, 03:56 PM
The Bios are:

ST01 Ver 1.7

ST02 Ver 2.0


Any way to update these bios on the card or do the chips have to be
removed and re programmed.

:rolleyes:

ST01 and ST02 are different card
even different version ST01 has a different ROM size
early version ST01 has 8k rom
and late version ST02 has 16k rom
http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~kzs/hdd.dat/misc/st01-02.txt


here is a ST02 boot ROM i dumped from my ST02 years ago
i use a 1.2G HP SCSI hardisk with it
ST02 V3.2 (www.onxt.net/download/st02.bin)

Anonymous Coward
November 22nd, 2008, 04:17 PM
Nope, ST01 and ST02 are the same card. The only difference is that ST02 has a floppy controller (that cannot be disabled). Either card can have either 4k or 8k ROM.

gerrydoire
November 22nd, 2008, 04:45 PM
ST01 and ST02 are different card
even different version ST01 has a different ROM size
early version ST01 has 8k rom
and late version ST02 has 16k rom
http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~kzs/hdd.dat/misc/st01-02.txt


here is a ST02 boot ROM i dumped from my ST02 years ago
i use a 1.2G HP SCSI hardisk with it
ST02 V3.2 (www.onxt.net/download/st02.bin)


I downloaded the file incase someone I know has one of these programming devices.

channelmaniac
November 22nd, 2008, 07:38 PM
Now, if someone only had a spare decoder PAL and boot ROM for my Trantor T130B, that would really make my day.

If someone has the decoder PAL chip, I'd be happy to read it in my programmer and supply you the file.

RJ

Chuck(G)
November 23rd, 2008, 06:28 PM
here is the rom

T130B bootrom (v214) (http://www.onxt.net/download/t130b214.rom)
thanks to a friend from England who sent it to me in 2002!

Thank you! Now, I guess I'll have to sit down and figure out the (missing) PAL equations! You've taken away my remaining excuse for not doing so. ;)