All Ataris, the Milan, the Suska board and MIST. Other Atari compatible platforms may also work but are not officially supported. (Check the compatibility with your hardware with the
demo version.) Atari SH/Megafile, SCSI, IDE, ATAPI and SATA drives, removable media drives (SyQuest, ZIP, JAZ, PD, MOD, ...), SSDs, memory cards.
Drives and memory cards of up to 1 EiB (Exbibyte). 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 use 2 TiB. Software using the SCSI Driver and supporting 64 bit sector numbers can access sectors beyond the 2 TiB limit.) The GigaFile SD card drive (ACSI and SCSI) by
Inventronik and the UltraSatan SD card drive (ACSI) by Lotharek. The CT* and the Afterburner040 for the Falcon are not officially supported, but are known to work in practice.
The SatanDisk is not officially supported. It is recommended to use UltraSatan or GigaFile instead.
Because of firmware issues SCSI2SD is not officially supported. (Also see the firmware issue list in the SCSI2SD release notes.) Verify the compatibility of your firmware with the
HDDRIVER demo version. The FireBee cannot be supported because of
bugs in its SCSI Driver. 8 configurable sub-units (LUNs) per SCSI/ACSI device.
Up to 8 IDE/SATA/ATAPI devices (2 with Falcon IDE, the
Thunder IDE interface for the TT or the Lightning ST, 4 with Milan IDE or the MonSTer board, 8 with The Doubler). LBA-48 support for IDE/SATA drives of more than 128 GiB capacity.
Drives/media with physical sector sizes of up to 4096 bytes.
SATA Advanced Format Drives (AFD), in particular 512e and 4Kn hard disk drives.
DVD-RAM, DVD+RW and BD-RE media can be partitioned with a FAT filesystem and can be used like regular removable media.
TOS/Windows compatible partitioning for
exchanging data with PCs and Macs without any additional software. Windows (Windows XP and newer) compatible partitioning (including FAT32) with the Atari.
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 (1:-6: and A:-Z: except U:) BIOS drives. FAT16 partition sizes of up to 1 GiB (2 GiB with MagiC or Big-DOS), depending on the TOS version (see
FAQ for details). With MagiC or MiNT access to VFAT and FAT32 partitions (long filenames, almost unlimited partition size).
With MiNT access to Minix and Linux partitions.
Automatic byteswapping for all buses and devices.
Support for Master Boot Record and UEFI GUID partition tables (GPT).
Special operating modes for extra fast ACSI and IDE data transfers (IDE READ/WRITE MULTIPLE).
Blitter support for fast IDE transfers.
With MagiC non-blocking SCSI and ACSI data transfers: Applications keep
on running while data are being transferred in the background.
HDDRIVER can be booted into TT-RAM, e.g. to boost the IDE transfer rate with the Thunder IDE interface or the Milan. (But also in order to allocate less ST-RAM.)
Integrated FOLDRxxx, CACHExxx, JARxxx, POOLFIX3 and SCSIDRV functionality speeds up the boot process and relieves the AUTO folder.
The device IDs to be checked by HDDRIVER can be configured, so that no time is lost by checking for non-existing devices.
For maximum performance and compact code HDDRIVER is coded in pure 68000 and 68030 assembler.
Device and Media Maintenance
Formatting and partitioning, TOS and Windows compatible.
Editing of 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 detection of ACSI devices that support high capacity media, e.g. ICD compatible host adapters, GigaFile or UltraSatan.
Support for TOS compatible filesystems on rewritable optical media (DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, BD-RE).
Automatic and reliable media change detection (hot-swap).
Configurable number of drive IDs to be reserved for removable media/memory cards.
Boot drive selection (from which AUTO folder and ACCs are loaded) 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.
HDDRIVER modules when booting.
The HDDRIVER software package includes numerous useful
tools. All programs are bilingual (English and German).
Detailed printed English or German manual.
Optionally available bootable pre-installed on a memory card.
Updates can be downloaded for free. Reliable support directly from the author.