Additional tools for testing SCSI Driver implementations were added to the Test Tools for SCSI Drivers on GitHub. Please refer to the updated README and the sources for details. The SCSI Driver testsuite with the executable binaries was updated accordingly.
HDDRIVER: Optional blitter support speeds up IDE transfers up to 20%, in particular with STs.
HDDRIVER: Support for 4Kn SATA hard disk drives with 4096 physical bytes per sector (Advanced Format Drive, AFD). Note that TOS cannot boot from these drives: The IDE interface will be blocked, so that such a drive cannot be operated as master drive at the primary IDE port.
HDDRIVER: Improved compatibility with some Delock IDE DOMs.
HDDRIVER: HDDRIVER only reports its name on the SCSI bus when its target ID (usually 7) is explicitly enabled in "Devices and Partitions" and the SCSI Driver Target Interface is available (see below).
HDDRIVER: Fixed a bug in the XHDI implementation which caused an issue when using byteswapped media with Big-DOS or MiNT.
HDDRIVER/HDDRUTIL: Numerous code optimizations.
HDDRIVER/HDDRUTIL: Support for media with a physical sector size of up to 4096 bytes. (Previous versions supported up to 2048 bytes.)
HDDRIVER/HDDRUTIL: HDDRUTIL now can install two flavors of HDDRIVER: One with and one without SCSI Driver Target Interface. The version without target interface support is almost 3 KiB smaller. Only with target interface HDDRIVER with TT and Falcon acts as SCSI target and can execute SCSI commands sent by other devices connected to the SCSI bus. The HDDRUTIL settings offer an option to select the desired HDDRIVER flavor to be installed with "Install HDDRIVER".
HDDRIVER/HDDRUTIL: If HDDRIVER is installed with the "Execute HDDRIVER Modules" option enabled, before loading HDDRIVER.SYS driver modules are executed. Such modules are in particular meant to install additional device drivers.
HDDRIVER/HDDRUTIL: HDDRIVER can extend the cookie jar by an additional number of entries, which is configurable with the "Basic Settings". Just like before HDDRIVER extends the cookie jar automatically if required to set all of its own cookies.
HDDRUTIL: All settings to improve the data transfer rates are now located under "Performance".
HDDRUTIL: The SCSI specific settings for TT and Falcon are now configured with "Boot Parameters".
HDDRUTIL: "Show Details" displays the physical and logical sector sizes. With AFD drives (Advanced Format Drive) these can differ, e.g. with 512e SATA drives.
HDDRUTIL: When editing partitions of TOS/Windows compatible media you can choose whether to edit the TOS or Windows partition data.
HDDRUTIL: By selecting a device while the [Control] key is being pressed (until the "Format" dialog appears), the format function is available regardless of the device status.
HDDRUTIL: "Export Configuration" now also exports the SCSI ID configured in the NVRAM.
HDDRUTIL: With "Devices and Partitions" the bus and device IDs are editable for any device and not only for devices with a bus ID higher than 2.
HDDRUTIL: Help text updates.
HDDRUTIL: Improved error messages when evaluating the sector inputs for the sector test and for copying media.
HDDRUTIL: During the sector test the total number of sectors is displayed.
AUTOPARK: Fixed a problem when being launched as an accessory instead of an application, which could cause a crash when displaying the desktop info.