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UIDE and AHCI support (Miscellaneous)

posted by Drewfus(R), 02.06.2010, 02:47

> > the fact that you're
> > behind INT 13 means that you're not going to see any speed improvements.
>
> > It would be purely academic and only for the cool factor.
> you are mostly right: I wouldn't expect any speed improvements for *disks*
> either.
> unfortunately CD/DVD's are not handled by INT 13, but need it's own
> driver,
> and the current CD/DVD driver(s) don't operate with AHCI

As discussed earlier in this thread, speed improvements are of secondary importance. It's a question of convenience - keeping DOS systems compatible with the hardware configuration of existing Windows systems, without requiring manual intervention.

 

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