Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 61.52 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, 98, 98SE and NT 4.0
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.21 / 2001
The FlashDisk ATA Hitachi driver is designed for use in corresponding flash disks manufactured by Hitachi. The flash disks are designed in compliance to the ATA interface standards set by the American National Standards Institute. The disk features an ATA compliant memory controller, which supports ultra DMA information transfer in order to attain high speeds. These speeds enables the disk to work au a maximum writing speed of 8.5 MB per second, and a random reading speed of 14 MB per second. This is a rapid improvement to the Compact flash manufactured by Hitachi. The controller in the flash disk does not support PCMCIA interface. The flash disks systems used in the Hitachi ATA flash disks range from 1 gigabyte to 8 gigabytes. Such requires high speeds and are thus quite reliable. As such, they are ideal for used in routers and other communication applications.
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
The Flash disk ATA Hitachi is an alternative storage device especially for people with small capacity hard disks. Because of the small size of the flash disk and its controller, many people are embracing them as an alternative storage device. They are also portable, tolerate vibration well and consume low power. In addition, the device has a minimal maintenance load on the system. The flashDisk is reliable since the interval between command issued by the user and data reading is short. This happens because there is no time lost during head seeks as happens in hard disks. The driver for the device is usually provided on an installation disk by the manufacturer on purchase. The same can however be downloaded from the manufacturer official website as an executable file. The driver is compatible with Windows NT, XP, 2000, 2003, Server 2003, Vista and ME. It can also be used on a Macintosh platform. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and FlashDisk ATA HITACHI errors before installing any driver updates.