MCDISK Download Area

PCExchange Patch for Mac

On Macintosh Computers, you need an utility to access DOS formatted disks. Apple Inc. has delivered a patch that allows to use their standard OS utility PCExchange with MCDISKs for this purpose. For further information, please have a look at the PC Exchange Patch Installation Guide in the Documentation Area ofthis homepage

MacOS Version File / PC Exchange Version Patch
9.2.1 3.0.5 fexchange_3.0.5_patch.hqx
9.1 3.0.4 fexchange_3.0.4_patch.hqx
9.0 3.0.3 fexchange_3.0.3_patch.hqx
  3.0.1 fexchange_3.0.1_patch.hqx
8.5 remove the File Exchange program and install PC Exchange 2.1.1 or 2.2.1 from Mac OS 8.0/8.1
8.1 2.2.1 pcexchange_2.2.1_patch.hqx
8.0 2.1.1 pcexchange_2.1.1_patch.hqx

Windows XP Patch

Windows XP does insist on creating a drive letter for every Logical Unit (LUN) a SCSI device presents. It will, however, use LUN 0 to access all these drives (which is not very consequent, after all). To get rid of the surplus drive letters is relatively easy. But on a dual slot MCDISK, access to the upper slot is not possible anymore.

Some additional entries in the registry can suppress this behavior and force Windows XP to follow the SCSI standard. We have prepared a registry file that adds these entries automatically for you if downloaded and executed on your Windows XP machine. Please make sure that you have administrative privileges on your system prior to install!


MCDISK Firmware updates

All the MCDISKs contain firmware that is located in an EPROM inside the device. Therefore, it is possible to update the firmware by changing the EPROM.

New firmware upgrades can either be obtained from our Distributors or you can program the EPROM yourself. For this, you need an empty or erased 512 kBit EPROM (27C512) to put the appropriate binary into. We do not recommend to re-use the original EPROM from the MCDISK so you have the possibility to revert your changes in case something goes wrong.

The binaries below have to be put into the EPROM with an offset of 0x4000. This means that the byte with the address 0x0000 of the binary has to be put at address 0x4000 in the EPROM.

MCDISK Firmware V 4.3

The actual firmware version for the MCDISKs is V4.3.

MCDISK Binary Checksum
MCDISK-E-1
Serial No. > 3000
md_055.43 0x5752
MCDISK-E-1x
Serial No. > 3000
md_055.43 0x5752
MCDISK-E-5
Serial No. > 2500
md_055.43 0x5752
MCDISK-G (all versions) md_130.43 0xC26B

Firmware updates for other types of MCDISKs may be made available upon request.

Please contact if you have any questions regarding the programming of the EPROMs.


MC Formatter for Macintosh

Description

The MCDISK Formatter is capable of formatting ATA Harddisks with a standard DOS format. It can be used with any of the MPL MCDISK units.

Copyright

Copyright © 1996-1997 MPL AG Switzerland. Some files are under copyright © of Adaptec Inc and Microsoft Inc and may not be redistributed.

All Rights Reserved

Limited Warranty

MPL AG shall NOT be liable for any loss or damages, incidental, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.

[MC Formatter (MacIntosh)]



MC Formatter for Windows

Description

The MCDISK Formatter is capable of formatting ATA Harddisks with a standard DOS format. It can be used with any of the MPL MCDISK units. This version is available for Windows 3.x and Windows 95/NT.

You will need a properly installed SCSI card with ASPI layer support to be able to use this program. Please contact the manufacturer of your SCSI adapter for assistance in locating the appropriate ASPI drivers / DLLs.

Copyright

Copyright © 1996-1999 MPL AG Switzerland. Some files are under copyright © of Adaptec Inc and Microsoft Inc and may not be redistributed.

All Rights Reserved

Limited Warranty

MPL AG shall NOT be liable for any loss or damages, incidental, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.

  Windows 3.X Windows 95/NT: V1.08
  [MC Formatter (Windows 3.x)] [MC Formatter (Win9x/NT)]

CCard Utility for DOS/Windows V1.96

Description

The CCard Utility for DOS/Windows is a command line utility that allows to read, write, compare, erase, fill, dump and low-level format cards in the MCDISK. This version is running under DOS and Windows V3.x.

Copyright

Copyright © 1996-1997 MPL AG Switzerland. Some files are under copyright © of Adaptec Inc and Microsoft Inc and may not be redistributed.

All Rights Reserved

Limited Warranty

MPL AG shall NOT be liable for any loss or damages, incidental, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.

[CCard Utility (DOS)]


CCard32 Utility for 32Bit Windows

Description

The CCard Utility for DOS/Windows is a command line utility that allows to read, write, compare, erase, fill, dump and low-level format cards in the MCDISK. This version (2.0) is running under Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT and Windows XP.

You will need a properly installed SCSI card with ASPI layer support to be able to use this program. Please contact the manufacturer of your SCSI adapter for assistance in locating the appropriate ASPI drivers.

Copyright

Copyright © 1996-1997 MPL AG Switzerland. Some files are under copyright © of Adaptec Inc and Microsoft Inc and may not be redistributed.

All Rights Reserved

Limited Warranty

MPL AG shall NOT be liable for any loss or damages, incidental, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.

[CCard Utility (Win9x/NT)]

 
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