HITACHI CD-ROM Bus


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Hitachi Interface Cards

Model Bus
Format Connection Devices Misc.
CDIFI2 ISA
ext DB37 1 -
CDIFI3 ISA ext DB37 1 -
CDIFI4 ISA ext DB37 4 (ID 0-3) -
CDIFI4A ISA ext DB37 - -
CDIFI5A Microchannel ext DB37 - @5EEE.ADF - Picture
CDIFI8A ISA int/ext 40-pin/DB37 - -
CDIFI8S ISA int/ext 40-pin/DB37 - >10 MHz Bus Frequencies
CDIF25A ISA int/ext 40-pin/DB37 4 (ID 0-3) -
CDIF25A-2 ISA int/ext 40-pin/DB37 - -
CDIF25A-3 ISA int/ext 40-pin/DB37 - -
CDIF35A ISA int 40-pin - -

CD-ROM Drives

Foto: Hitachi CDR 3500
Model Type Format Connector ID Cache Memory
Hitachi CDR 1502S 1 ext C-36 - -
Hitachi CDR 2500 2 int 40-pin - -
Hitachi CDR 2500S 2 ext dual DB37 0-4 -
Hitachi CDR 1503 3 ext dual DB37 0-4 -
Hitachi CDR 3500 4 int 40-pin 0-4 -
Hitachi CDR 1600S 5 ext dual DB37 0-7 32 kB
Hitachi CDR 3600 5 int 40-pin 0-7 32 kB
Hitachi CDR 1700S 6 ext dual DB37 0-7 32 kB
Hitachi CDR 1700SA 6 ext dual DB37 0-7 128 kB
Hitachi CDR 3700 7 int 40-pin 0-7 64 kB
Hitachi CDR special 8 - - - 32 kB
Amdek LD1 (1503S) 3 ext dual DB37 0-4 -
Amdek LD2 (3500) 4 int 40-pin 0-4 -
Todd 6000 (3600) 5 int 40-pin 0-7 32 kB
Todd 7000 (3700) 7 int 40-pin 0-7 64 kB
Sun MoonStar (3600) 5 int 40-pin 0-7 32 kB

CD-ROM Bus vs. SCSI

In order to maintain or repair these old drives, here are the SCSI counterparts listed:

Drivers

For DOS and OS/2
Download 1 (Germany): hitachi.zip
Download 2 (Australia): hitachi.zip

Adapter Description File (ADF) for MCA: @5eee.adf

DOS drivers

HITACHIA.SYS - ISA/EISA adapter cards
HITACHIB.SYS - MCA adapter card

CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=x:\path\HITACHIA.SYS /D:name /N:1 /P:300
AUTOEXEC.BAT:
MSCDEX.EXE /D:name /M:8

OS/2 drivers

HITCDISA.ADD - ISA/EISA adapter cards
HITCDMC.ADD - MCA adapter card

CONFIG.SYS:
BASEDEV=HITCDISA.ADD /P:300

Jumper Settings:
Switch 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
IO 200 220 240 260 300 320 340 360

last update 11.10.2008 - A.Kohl