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    #46
    I just got a couple of Acculogic sIDE-2/CD cards, and they only list the following addresses.

    170-177
    1e8-1ef
    168-16f

    No 1f0.....
    Is there a version of the bios for any other port addresses?


    Thanks,
    Later,
    dabone

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      #47
      Originally posted by dabone View Post
      Is there a version of the bios for any other port addresses?
      I'm not sure why you would need another version of the BIOS? You did RTFM didn't you? Hint: You can change the I/O address with XTIDECFG.
      Looking for a cache card for the "ICL ErgoPRO C4/66d V"

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        #48
        I thought that the 8bit on 16bit card was broken in the released version and you have to build it from scratch yourself.


        v2.0.0 beta 2 does not support 16-bit IDE controllers in 8-bit mode. It is now supported (in SVN r485) but you need to make your own build of XTIDE Universal BIOS and the Configurator.
        Later,
        dabone

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          #49
          Ah, yes that's true. I thought you were using James' custom version and I didn't realize that he hardcoded the I/O address to 1F0h (I knew I had probably missed something). Sorry for the confusion.
          Looking for a cache card for the "ICL ErgoPRO C4/66d V"

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            #50
            My hard-coded version pre-dates the 'official' coding work done by Tomi; the latest build of the Universal BIOS should now work (I've just not had chance to test it for myself).

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              #51
              Ok, sucessful test with the following.

              Acculogic Side-2/CD Controller address 170h. Using the latest build as of yesterday.

              It ran fine with a sandisk 4gb card on a tandy 1000sx and a DTK PIM-Turbo motherboard.

              The newest bios won't find my 512meg card. 2.0.1 finds it fine on my xtide-v1 but the 2.0.2 doesn't see it.

              Later,
              dabone

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                #52
                malc,

                are you saying that you can put a 16-bit card in an 8-bit slot such as a 286 tandy 1000 tl/2 IBM pc compatible and revise it to work with say CF or a large HD? i own a SIIG 16 BIT I/O card. can it be reworked to work in a IBM XT?

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by alexandere View Post
                  malc,

                  are you saying that you can put a 16-bit card in an 8-bit slot such as a 286 tandy 1000 tl/2 IBM pc compatible and revise it to work with say CF or a large HD? i own a SIIG 16 BIT I/O card. can it be reworked to work in a IBM XT?
                  Only with CF. Not with HD. 16-bit card in an 8-bit slot is limited to 8-bit transfers only.

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                    #54
                    I did some testing with different CF-to-IDE adapters. I have three different types of adapters and I tested them on three different Multi I/O cards. Results are clear, only the adapter with bracket worked with every Multi I/O Card. So I recommend to try different type of adapter if 8-bit mode on 16-bit controller does not seem to work.

                    There are even more different type of adapters so let me know how they work and I'll add them to the compatibility list.

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