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XTIDE Universal BIOS makes it possible to use modern large ATA hard disks or Compact Flash cards on old PC's. You can then enjoy quiet or noiseless drives with more capacity than you'll ever need for old computers.
The XT-IDE Universal BIOS provides an "extension BIOS" to the original IBM BIOS, to allow for the use of the XT-IDE Rev02 and other similar cards. For a (possibly incomplete) list of known cards, see below.
For XT systems you can use
XTIDE Universal BIOS can be used on any IBM PC, XT, AT or 100% compatible system. On AT systems you can use any 16-bit ISA or VLB IDE or Multi I/O controller.
Some of the features included in XTIDE Universal BIOS are…
: where is the latest source? There's over a dozen copies listed at https://github.com/search?q=xtideuniversalbios . Which one is the latest / best-maintained, or is the latest source somewhere else entirely?
Official beta releases are now quite old.
It is recommended to use SVN builds before new beta is released (unknown when this happens).
Thanks to James Pearce from lo-tech to host SVN builds here.
Picture 1. User friendly configurator and flashing program for XTIDE Universal BIOS.
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The XT-IDE Universal BIOS project was originally hosted on Google Code,1) a product which has now been "Sunset" by Google and put into "Archive Only" mode.
The XT-IDE Universal BIOS project is now hosted at
RetrobrewComputers.org 2) in order to provide continued access to this information in a place where it will be available long-term and kept up-to-date.