I mention this documentation here because you will find in section 4 of this document the procedures to follow to install and use PPDRIVER1.x, HDDRIVER9.x, AdSCSI655, CBHD502 on a media.
All the procedures have been tested using SD cards connected to Jookie CosmosEx device. In general all these drivers works correctly with CosmosEx (apart from bug mentioned)
If you are not decided on what driver to use here are some advice:
- Do not use CBHD502
- If you want a free driver you have no other choice than AdSCSI655 and it works pretty well
- If you are using your machine mainly to run games (but not limited to that) and do not want to spend more than 10€ then buy PPD. This driver works pretty well and has some nice features. Note that this is the only driver that handles correctly multiple TOS&DOS partitions on Atari and Windows side.
- If you want a driver that has all the bells and whistles (XHDI, SCSI support, etc.) and you are you are ready to spend 45€ then HDD is made for you. This driver is considered as the best driver for Atari. So if you have ACSI, SCSI, IDE drives connected to your Atari HDDRIVER is the probably the driver you need to buy.
I urge you to read the first part of the document (chapter 1-6) as it provides a lot of useful information that it is good to know.Chapter 3 is important to find the limitations related to specific version of the TOS.
For the geeks the second part of the document (chapter 8-11) provides lots of in-depth technical information.
I am also working on CosmosEx user's manual that will cover setup and usage of CosmosEx apart from driver setup and usage covered here...
I am interested in getting feedback from readers to improve this document.
Note that most of the tests have been done with my HDTST program see viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18408&p=158890&hilit=HDTEST#p158691
Currently it is possible to test a directory for TOS invalid file/directories (for example Long File Name). If time permit I will make a new version that will allow to directly clean a directory.
Good to know: Currently if you have LFN in a directories this might crash your Atari (see chapter 3 of the documentation). This is something to watch if you mount a network drive with CosmosEx CE_DD driver.
This problem if ever existed has been Fixed