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Book Id: WPLBN0000658402
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Information Technology  
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Language: English
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Technical Reference Publication

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Foreword: (This foreword is not part of American National Standard X3. -199x.) This technical report describes new services provided by BIOS firmware to support ATA hard disks up to 16 mega-tera-bytes (16x1018). Older BIOS services have a compatibility limit of 528 MB and a theoretical limit of 8.4 GB.

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Contents Page Foreword ..................................................................................................................................................4 1 Scope 1 2 Definitions and abbreviations ............................................................................................................2 2.1 Enhanced BIOS...............................................................................................................2 2.2 Enhanced ATA Device.....................................................................................................2 2.3 Enhanced ATA Channel ..................................................................................................2 2.4 Conventional vs enhanced...............................................................................................2 2.5 Logical Address ...............................................................................................................2 2.6 Physical Address .............................................................................................................2 3 Device Parameter Tables (DPT) .......................................................................................................3 3.1 Device Parameter Table (DPT) Extensions.....................................................................3 3.2 The 528-megabyte barrier ...............................................................................................3 3.3 Device capacities greater than 7.9 GB ............................................................................5 3.4 Device Parameter Table (DPT) definitions ......................................................................5 3.5 Device Parameter Table (DPT) Extension ......................................................................7 4 BIOS extensions...............................................................................................................................10 4.1 Extended Int 13h calling conventions ..............................................................................10 4.2 Int 13h extensions............................................................................................................12 4.3 Int 15h removable media eject.........................................................................................16 5 Compatibility issues..........................................................................................................................18 5.1 Int 41h/46h .......................................................................................................................18 5.2 Disk drive mapping ..........................................................................................................18 5.3 Geometric translations.....................................................................................................18

 

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