PCMCIA-ATA Device (Disk Drive)
FRU PN 71G6426 PCMCIA-ATA Device (Card)
PCMCIA-ATA cards, also called PC Cards are mass storage cards (either solid-state or hard disk drive) which provide instant mass storage expansion for systems with PCMCIA version 2.01 sockets.
When inserted in the PCMCIA slot of the computer, the cards appear to the computer as hard disk drives. However, no system configuration is required for the cards to be recognized by the computer.
If you are using an IBM computer, you can insert and remove the cards while the power is on. If you are using a Non IBM computer, see the documentation that come with the computer.
Operating System requirements
Language Subdirectory Syntax
English A:\ (ROOT directory)
French FR A:\FR
German GE A:\GE
Italian IT A:\IT
Spanish SP A:\SP
Some Card and Socket Services might not be compatible with the device drivers on the IBM PCMCIA-ATA Device Option Diskette. If you get error messages during installation, use the PCMCIA-ATA device drivers that were provided with the computer or operating system. If you do not have other PCMCIA-ATA device drivers, contact the place of purchase.
Do not make more than one partition on the PC Card. If you make more than one partition on the PC Card, you can gain access to the logical drives in the extended partition only when the PC Card is the startable (bootable) device that loads the operating system. If the card is used subsequently used like a diskette to transfer data from one computer to another, you will not have access to the extended partition.
OS/2 Installation (Vers 2.1 or later)
DEVICE=x The letter x specifies the Socket Services already
installed on the computer.
DEVICE=y The letter x specifies the Socket Services already
installed on the computer.
DEVICE=[drive:][path] PCMATADD.SYS /baseslot=n /stbtime=n
[drive:][path] The parameters [drive:][path] specify the location
of the device driver file.
/baseslot=n This option sets the base slot address, where n
specifies whether the address begins at (0) or (1).
The default is 1. Set this switch to 0 only if you
have a problem addressing the slots. If a value
other than 0 or 1 is specified, this switch is
ignored and the default setting is restored.
/stbtime=n This option enables the standby mode, where n
specifies the number of minutes that will elapse
before the card goes to standby mode. The minimum
value is 5 minutes, the maximum is 20 minutes. If
a value greater than 20 is specified, this switch
is ignored. All sockets are effected when you set
this switch. (This feature does not support solid
There are three software modules supplied for he OS/2 operating system.
DEVICE=C:\OS2\xxxxxx.SYS (the Card Services statement)
DEVICE=C:\OS2\xxxxxxxx.SYS (the Socket Services statement)
(Note... Card and Socket Services are not supplied with this option)
Following are the switch options for the main device driver
BASEDEV=PCM2ATA.ADD [/s:n] [/i:m] [/stbtime:n] [/b]
/s:n This option recognizes the PCMCIA sockets, where n
specifies the number of physical PCMCIA sockets available.
The default is 2 sockets, the maximum is 4 sockets.
/i:m This option ignores specific PCMCIA sockets, where m
specifies the logical socket number to be ignored.
Multiple settings are allowed. This feature is useful
when a Type III card physically occupies two sockets.
(First socket is ignored)
BASEDEV=PCM2ATA.ADD /s:4 /i:2 /i:3
(Second and third sockets are ignored)
/stbtime:n This option enables the standby mode.
(Same as described above for DOS stbtime option)
/b This option specifies the OS/2 operating system to start
(boot) from the PCMCIA-ATA card. If you specify this
option, then PCMCIA.ADD module decreases the number of
sockets specified by the /s switch because the startup
PCMCIA-ATA card is treated as an internal integrated
drive electronics (IDE) hard disk, not a PCMCIA-ATA card.
When the OS/2 operating system starts (boots) from the
PCMCIA-ATA card, if you use the /s:4 option w/o the
/b option, the disk assigned to the last drive-letter
will not be assigned to any physical socket.
(To make this PC Card a bootable PC Card, see the
documentation that came with the OS/2 operating system.)
Notes About the /b Option
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