Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Addonics Technology
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 17.7 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.14.4 / 03/31/2003
Normally an Integrate Drive Electronics references a built-in controller of a computer system which allows the connection of compliant devices via the computer motherboard interface. The Addonics PCMCIA IDE Controller and its associated device driver is compliant to the standards of this technology based on the specifications of its governing body. Since this hardware component is designed to make use of the PCMCIA port, it may also be considered as a type of removable device. Basically hardware components that make use of this computer interface can be attached and removed from the host computer system based on the need of the computer user. In this context the device driver of the Addonics PCMCIA IDE Controller is also compliant to the Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface which is another form of computer industry standard. This technology primarily covers the specifications for removable devices and bridge the gap to provide support for these types of devices that make use of the Integrated Drive Electronics channel.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Despite using the PCMCIA interface slot for communicating with the host computer system, the devices attached to the Addonics PCMCIA IDE Controller would still be communicating via the Integrated Drive Electronics channel. This means that without the appropriate device driver the attached hardware component may not be correctly detected by the host computer system. The Addonics PCMCIA IDE Controller on the other hand may also fall under the classification of a PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller because of its executed functionality. Consistent with the standard Integrated Drive Electronics specifications this hardware component may host a maximum of two devices on a single channel. The devices also must follow a certain hierarchy with one being declared as the master and the other the slave. In a daisy chain configuration the farthest from the board connector is considered as the master with the other device being declared as the slave. For storage devices that make use of the Integrated Drive Electronics pin connections must be configured to properly detect the attached device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Addonics PCMCIA IDE Controller errors before installing any driver updates.