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Author Topic: promise DriveMax (1996?) ISA PnP BIOS upgrade for 386,486,586  (Read 877 times)

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Offline chrisNova777

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make your vintage 386,486 + 586 windows PC with larger drives, beyond 8.5GB through to a max of 128GB
(really only usefull to add to 1990s PC's)
https://web.archive.org/web/20000620200653/http://www.promise.com:80/Products/idecards/drivemax.htm
https://www.cnet.com/products/promise-drivemax-storage-upgrade-kit-ata-isa/specs/

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Description
Upgraders with older systems can support new Ultra DMA drive sizes up to and beyond 8.4GB with the DriveMAX BIOS upgrade card. Instantly upgrades your existing EIDE/IDE controller. And does not use IRQs!

DriveMAX's onboard LBA BIOS supports high capacity drives without software. This also helps minimizes installation conflicts.

Data Sheet (PDF)
News Release

Summary Points

 
Instantly upgrades existing IDE controllers regardless of system type
Auto-identifies drive sizes up to 128GB
Uses no IRQs to maximize system resources
Supports Ultra ATA/DMA drive capacities*
* Does not support other Ultra ATA/DMA specifications


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GENERAL
Host Bus ISA
ManufacturerPromise Technology, Inc.
POWER DEVICE
Type none
STORAGE CONTROLLER
Interface ATA
Supported Devices N/A
Interface Type IDE
INTERFACE PROVIDED
Type none
HEADER
Brand Promise
Product Line Promise DriveMAX
Localization n/a
Country Kits n/a
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility PC
INTERFACE REQUIRED
Type none
EXPANSION BAYS
Type none
SOFTWARE
Type Drivers & Utilities
SLOT REQUIRED
Type ISA
Form Factor half-length
Total Qty 1
BAY REQUIRED
Type none
GENERAL
ManufacturerPromise Technology, Inc.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 11:24:05 AM by chrisNova777 »