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Initialization Method for Mass Storage Device with PCMCIA Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112987D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fujihara, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is the initialization method for mass storage device with PCMCIA interface, in which the PCMCIA socket where the mass storage device locates is scanned, then initialization process is performed to the device, without specifying any drive letter given by Operating System.

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Initialization Method for Mass Storage Device with PCMCIA Interface

      Disclosed is the initialization method for mass storage device
with PCMCIA interface, in which the PCMCIA socket where the mass
storage device locates is scanned, then initialization process is
performed to the device, without specifying any drive letter given by
Operating System.

      The method assumes only one available mass storage device with
PCMCIA interface is inserted in the all of the available PCMCIA
sockets and the initialization is performed to the mass storage
device.  If not, the method doesn't initialize the mass storage
device.  The method consists of three parts; 1) Attention to the mass
storage device user, 2) Scanning the mass storage device on PCMCIA
socket(s), 3) Initialize the mass storage device found.