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universal sata driver

Post by ccl0 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:50 pm

update:

new version out 0.39j http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/uni_ata/#uniata_beta


# Added support for several new SATA/PATA controllers, e.g. Marvell, AMD, ATI, nVidia, VIA.
# Fixed bug with BSOD on any SATA controller.
# Fixed some bugs in VIA SATA code.
# Continued AHCI support development
# Fixed compatibility issue with DDK 2003


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so i was looking for some alternative to those driverpacks. while searching online i came across this http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/uni_ata/

i got rid of floppy drives long ago, so i was trying to figure out what to do about sata devices. anyone think this might have any merit or worth trying?

edit: i'm not trying to find an end all solution, just some way of letting me get past the windows (f6) installation. once there, i'd see about getting the proper drivers
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Post by Siginet » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:00 pm

This is very interesting.

I'd like to test this feature.
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Post by lespea » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:17 pm

What's wrong with driverpacks?

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:11 pm

lespea wrote:What's wrong with driverpacks?
nothing. for people that want to use them :P

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Post by lespea » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:06 am

? You realize that you can choose what you want to include right? You don't need them all.

Well whatever... it seams pretty stupid to use anything other then driverpacks... they really have it down to a science.

To each their own.

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Post by ccl0 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:41 am

i have my reasons. but thank you for calling me stupid. i'll take your wonderful 'advice' into consideration. if you have nothing meaningful to contribute, please dont bother.

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Post by newsposter » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:36 am

there are some pretty serious 'restrictions' on how that driver functions...

http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/uni_ata/stddev.php

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Post by ccl0 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:39 pm

newsposter wrote:there are some pretty serious 'restrictions' on how that driver functions...

http://alter.org.ua/en/soft/win/uni_ata/stddev.php
thanks for pointing that out. i actually have a nforce mobo so it looks like i'll be holding off on trying it out for the time being

hmm i think i'll try researching into emulating floppy drive via a usb flash drive

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Post by newsposter » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:40 pm

It helps to read the whole web site before getting too excited about the headlines........

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Post by Siginet » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:33 pm

Come on guys. Take it easy on ccl0. He was only showing us a different method for sata drivers. No need to make him feel unwanted. I found this post interesting. I am a huge user of the DriverPacks. Nothing will ever be better than it. ;) But it doesn't make any other method worthless. ;)
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Post by ccl0 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:38 pm

lol thanks Siginet. i'm not really too offended by their remarks, if anything i'm laughing at the pompous, superior attitudes. and you are exactly correct, i posted this because i thought SOME people might LIKE to find out about different methods of doing things.

btw i personally think its very impressive that someone has been able to accomplish what that guy has. even if its far from perfect, as far as i know, nobody else has ever been able to do such a thing

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Post by lespea » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:01 am

Err, sorry if I came across as insulting, I re-read what I posted and it came across pretty bad. Sorry!!!

What I was attempting to say, was that it seamed to me like a waste of time to investigate alternative when such a great solution already exists.
i posted this because i thought SOME people might LIKE to find out about different methods of doing things.
Makes sense.

Again, sorry :(

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Post by ccl0 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:30 am

its ok lespea. it may very well be a waste of time in the end. but i like to try to find out about new stuff and expand my knowledge about things. i dunno, i might be strange for thinking its fun to research stuff lol

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:54 pm

Hey, I live for making computers or software do things they weren't meant to do originally! For practical purposes, that is, not for eye candy. And that driver is definitely for a practical purpose even if it ends up being an uphill battle.

Some people didn't know you can get broadband internet working on a Windows 3.1 machine. :twisted: LOL. It's true, it works with some additional stuff you can download from MS.

Whether using Opera 3.60 or IE 5.0 under Win 3.1, the web looked like absolute crap though, but it was fun just to try it.

I haven't bothered fooling with combining most Windows ME system files into Windows 98 SE to make SE have the benefits without the worries of ME in years though. LOL!

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Post by lespea » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:22 pm

redo, perhaps you could get lynx to work -- then it'd be perfect rendering ;) :P

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:16 pm

:lol:

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Post by ccl0 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:45 am

bump for new version! v0.39g

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Post by ahmerkhan » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:44 pm

umm... Interesting.

Can any One make an Addon for Universal Sata Driver?

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Post by ccl0 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:00 pm

another new version released. looks like its progressing well

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Post by jaynbe » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:26 am

Very interesting
Wondering if this is still a project in progress?

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Post by ccl0 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:51 am

most recent still seems to be 0.39j beta

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