Note that some of this information applies to the current version of HDDRIVER only.
All Ataris, the Milan040/060, the Suska board and MIST. (Download the
demo version to verify the compatibility with your hardware.) Atari SH/Megafile, SCSI, IDE and ATAPI drives, SATA devices with IDE-to-SATA adapter, removable media drives, SSDs, memory cards.
Drives and memory cards of any capacity. SCSI drives with a capacity > 1 GiB connected to the ACSI bus require a suitable host adapter to use their full capacity, e.g. an adapter by
Inventronik, an ICD Link or a LINK96/97. (TOS, MagiC or MiNT can only access 2 TiB. Software using the SCSI Driver and supporting 64 bit sector numbers can access sectors beyond the 2 TiB limit, e.g. HDDRUTIL or DISKUS.) The GigaFile SD card drive by
Inventronik and the UltraSatan SD card drive by Lotharek. 8 configurable sub-units (LUNs) per SCSI/ACSI device.
Up to 8 IDE/SATA devices (2 with Falcon IDE or the
Thunder IDE interface for the TT, 4 with Milan IDE or the MonSTer board, 8 with The Doubler). Media with physical sector sizes of up to 2048 bytes.
Automatic detection of ACSI hardware that supports high capacity media, e.g. ICD-compatible host adapters, GigaFile or UltraSatan.
With many optical drives DVD-RAM, DVD+RW and BD-RE media can be used with a FAT filesystem like regular removable media.
Partitions can be assigned to drives A: and B:.
With TOS 16 (A:-P:), with MagiC 25 (A:-Z: except U:), with MiNT or
Big-DOS 31 (A:-Z: except U:, 1:-6:) drives. FAT16 partition sizes of up to 1 GiB (2 GiB with Big-DOS), depending on the TOS version (see
FAQ for details). With MagiC or MiNT access to VFAT and FAT32 partitions (long filenames, virtually unlimited partition size).
With MiNT access to Linux partitions (EXT2).
Windows (Windows XP and newer) compatible partitioning (including FAT32)
with the Atari.
TOS/Windows compatible partitioning for
exchanging data with PCs and Macs without any additional software. Automatic detection of byteswapped media.
Support for Master Boot Record and UEFI GUID partition tables (GPT).
Special operating modes for extra fast ACSI and IDE data transfers.
With MagiC non-blocking SCSI and ACSI data transfers: Applications keep
on running while data are being transferred in the background.
Can be booted into Alternate RAM (TT-RAM), e.g. to boost the IDE transfer rate with the Thunder IDE interface.
Integrated FOLDRxxx, CACHExxx and SCSIDRV functionality speeds up the boot process.
For maximum speed and compact code HDDRIVER is coded in pure 68000 and 68030 assembler.
Device and Media Maintenance
Formatting and partitioning.
Editing/Initializing partition data, e.g. partition ID or cluster size.
Loading and saving of complete drive or partition data (image files).
Complete or partial copying of media, e.g. for cloning, backup or for exchanging data.
Recovery of partition table in case the root sector was corrupted.
Configuration settings of SCSI, ATAPI and SATA devices can be changed, e.g. the cache settings.
Triggering of self-tests for devices supporting this feature.
Easy and quick installation, all existing data are preserved.
Modern user interface. Automatic and reliable media change detection (hot-swap).
Configurable number of drive IDs to be reserved on removable media/memory cards.
Boot drive selection (AUTO folder and ACCs) by simply pressing a key.
Write protection for selected drives and for boot and root sectors.
Auto-Sleep, Auto-Park and password protection for ZIP and JAZ drives.
Configurable device and partition order, configurable LUN support.
SCSI emulation/translation for IDE, ATAPI and SATA devices.
The HDDRIVER software package includes numerous useful
tools. All programs are bilingual (English and German).
Detailed printed English or German manual.
Updates can be downloaded for free.