Kingston DataCard

@71D4.ADF - Kingston DataCard 32 (both adapters use the same adf)
C71D4.ADF - Init file for @71D4.ADF

DC16.EXE 16-bit Data Card .ADF files, install files
data16c3.pdf  KTM-DC16 installation guide
DC32.EXE 32-bit Data Card .ADF files, install file.
data32c3.pdf  KTM-DC32 installation guide
DCWIPE.EXE Wipes Track 0 on Data Card only!

DC-16 BIOS 2.1 ODD [U11]
DC-16 BIOS 2.1 EVEN [U9]
   Uses AM27C256 -120? [bad light, could be -150, tiny text...]

DC-32 BIOS, C1.7 
   Uses AM27C256-150 256 Kilobit (32 K x 8-Bit) CMOS EPROM 28 pin DIP

WBST:
   I’ve discovered your Kingston DataCard/32 page has a very incorrect DC32.EXE linked, it seems like my “Maid of All Work Diskette” ZIP’s contents, plus those of my Multiprise’s ZIP and other stuff besides. Copy your DC16.EXE to DC32.EXE and all will be well, all the Kingston Memory Adapter ADFs etc. plus the updated SC.EXE ,plus the IBM Memory Adapter ADFs etc are all in DC16.EXE anyway. There’s no distinction between the DCnn.EXE Option Diskettes I assume.

Where is the IDE and Memory Controller?
Drive Cable Source
Use in 90 or 95 Systems
Hard Drives
Jumper W1

KTM-DC16
   Memory Jumper W2
KTM-DC16  16-bit Data Card 
   SIMM Requirements
   201 and 164 Errors
   Use in Reply Upgraded Systems

KTM-DC32
   KTM-DC32  32-bit Data Card 
   SIMM Requirements
   Selectable Boot Key Combination

ADF Sections
   Controller I/O Address
   BIOS Address
   Interrupt Level


Where is the IDE and Memory Controller?  
On the back. Probably incorporates the memory controller as well.

DC-32 Kingston 1115012, HG62F43S16FL [32-bit mca card!]
DC-16 Kingston 1115015, HG62F43S32FL [16-bit mca card!]

HG62F SERIES (Hitachi CMOS Gate Array) High I/O to Gate Ratio

The DC-32 has a single EPROM, while the DC-16 has two EPROM. This might be related to the HG -16FL and HG -32FL, maybe...

Seagate ST9235AG HD on DC-32


Replacement Drive Cable
   If you are like me, you never get all the parts on your adapters... A proper cable is about a 1.5" long with a 40(?)  pin connector at each end. It does NOT use a separate Molex power plug. 

Use in 90 or 95 Systems
   This adapter seems to be a Stage 3 microchannel card AT BEST! The ADF is austere. There is NO inkling of streaming or SCB or ANY advanced functions.

Hard Drive
   The DC16 and DC32 use 2.5" Laptop drives with a 50 pin header (missing 3 pins). The upper 4 pins on the drive (towards the top of the adapter) are separated from the rest of the pins (the usual 44 pin IDE header). These 4 pins provide the power (assuming +5, +12, Gnd...) 

W1
  This was to be a six pin header. If you follow the traces on the reverse of the DataCard, they go up to the four power pins at the top of J1. My guess- W1 was to be a separate power header. Why? All the DCs I have use 50 pin cables.


KTM-DC16

J1 50 pin header (Laptop drive)
P1-P4 72 Pin SIMM sockets
W1 Solder pads
W2 IBM/Non-IBM SIMM
U9 Even BIOS
U11 Odd BIOS

Jumper W2
   Jumper W2 in the upper left corner of the DC-16/32 is set to position A for compatibility with all IBM SIMM modules. To use 16MB SIMMs on the DC32, move the jumper to position B for 16MB SIMM compatibility.

   For Kingston 2MB, 4MB, and 8MB SIMMs, either jumper position works fine. IBM and Kingston SIMM modules can be mixed.

(Ed. There seems to be different versions of the DC32, some MAY have W2. Mine does not.) 

KTM-DC16  16-bit Data Card 
 The DC-16 is designed for Models 50, 50z, 55SX, 56, 57, 60, and 65SX personal computers. The models are KTM-DC16/127, DC16/ 209, DC16/260 and DC16/340. The  2.5" 16ms hard drive sizes are 127MB, 209MB, 260MB or 340MB (Ed. an 85MB exists)

   The DC-16 is also a 16-bit memory expansion adapter which supports up to 16 MB of onboard memory. The DataCard-16 can be plugged into any 16-bit expansion slot, but should use the slot closest to the fixed disk controller so as not to interfere with any other expansion slot.

   Its onboard hard drive can replace the existing hard disk or be configured as a second hard drive for increased data storage capacity. The DC-16 can also be configured as the boot drive and may be partitioned into several logical drives to run more than one operating system. The DC-16 supports DOS 3.3 or higher, OS/2 2.0 or higher, and Windows NT 3.x. 

DataCard-16 SIMM Modules
   The DC-16 has four sockets labeled P1, P2, P3, and P4 into which you can plug from one to four SIMM modules. The DC-16 uses standard 2MB and 4MB IBM 72-pin SIMM modules.
Note: Do NOT use 1MB SIMMs (Kingston P/N: KTM1000/M70). other 1MB SIMMs; or ones slower than 85nS. These modules are incompatible with the DataCard-16. 

201 Memory Parity Error and 164 Memory Size Error
If you are installing the DataCard-16 with memory, it is important to run the INSTALL program from the Kingston diskette to copy the DataCard's option files to your backup Reference diskette. 

Systems Using REPLY ™ Motherboards
   If your PS/2 computer has been upgraded with a REPLY system board, it will not recognize memory on the DataCard-16. The REPLY board is designed to address a full 16MB of RAM from its system board without searching micro channel expansion ports for additional memory. For this reason, memory should be installed directly onto the system board. Remove any memory from the DataCard-16 and install it on the REPLY motherboard.


KTM-DC32

J1 50-pin header (Laptop)
P1-P4 72-pin SIMM sockets
U16 BIOS
W1 Unknown Solder pads

KTM-DC32  32-bit Data Card WBST

The DataCard-32 is designed for IBM PS/2 Models 70, 80 and 90 personal computers. The models are KTM-DC32/127, DC32/ 209, DC32/260 and DC32/340. The  2.5" 16ms hard drive sizes are 85MB, 127MB, 209MB, 260MB, 340MB and 540MB.

Note: Tim adds support for 85MB and 540MB. Does 540MB imply >528MB support?

The DC-32 is also a 32-bit memory expansion adapter which supports up to 64MB of 80ns Parity onboard memory. The DC-32 can be plugged into any 32-bit expansion slot, but should use the slot closest to the fixed disk controller so as not to interfere with any other expansion slot. It is essentially a Kingston MC/64 (a.k.a. PS/64) adapter with the IDE Interface and HD added.

Note: If you need 80nS memory for the PS/64, should you use 80nS in the DC-32?

It's onboard hard drive can replace the existing hard disk or be configured as a second hard drive for increased data storage capacity. The DC-32 can also be configured as the boot drive and may be partitioned into several logical drives to run more than one operating system. The DataCard-32 supports DOS 3.3 or higher, OS/2 2.0 or higher, and Windows NT 3.x. 

DataCard-32 SIMM Modules
   The DataCard-32 has four sockets labeled P1, P2, P3, and P4 into which you can plug from one to four SIMM modules. The DataCard-32 uses IBM standard 72-pin SIMMs of 2MB, 4MB, 8MB, and 16MB SIMM sizes with parity or without parity.

Note: Do NOT use 1MB SIMMs (Kingston P/N: KTM1000/M70) other 1MB memory modules; or memory modules that are slower than 85 nanoseconds. These modules are incompatible with the DataCard-32. 

Selectable Boot feature: (Not a ADF section! Just a combination key press.)
   This feature allows you to select which hard drive to boot from while the system is powering on by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 just after the Kingston logo appears (Press the keys after the Kingston logo appears or you may encounter a 301 keyboard error). As the system is booting up, you will see the following message:

       Kingston Technology Corp. Copyright (c) 1993.
       BIOS Version xxx

   At this point quickly press Ctrl+Alt+F1. You have only a few seconds to do so. In the following example, the internal hard drive is the boot drive and you wish to boot from the DataCard-32. The screen will now display:

     First drive is original.
     Press B to swap, or ENTER to bypass timer.

   Pressing "B" on the keyboard will change the boot disk from the internal hard drive to the DataCard-32. If you change your mind, press [Enter] to bypass, or let the timer count down to zero and it will boot from the default disk. This procedure will not permanently change the boot drive default.


AdapterID 071D4h Kingston Technology DataCard 16 or 32

NOTE: Both ADFs look to be identical. 

Change Configuration
   If you have an internal IBM hard disk already installed and are adding the DataCard-32 as a second drive, it is important to know the drive type number. Page down the Change Configuration menu to the last expansion slot. It should look something like this:

slot x - IBM Hard Disk Adapter
   Type of first drive..........[ 32]
   Type of second drive.....[ 0]

In this example, the IBM internal hard drive type is 32. Write down your drive type number below for future reference 

   For older systems, the 90/95 series would not show Drive Type. Or would it? I don't know. 

Controller I/O Address
   This selects the I/O address space of the adapter
   < I/O Base 8020- 803f>,  8120 - 813f,  8220-823f,  8320- 833f 

BIOS Address
   This selects the base address of the BIOS PROM. The default setting is D4000h for DOS or OS/2 non-bootable, but can be changed to another address if desired. For Windows NT, use D0000h bootable or D2000h non-bootable. If you have another hard drive currently on your system, it will remain the boot drive at any non-boot address setting and the DataCard will be the second physical drive on your system. If the DataCard is the only hard drive on your system, it will become the boot drive and boot the system from any address listed.

   <D4000-Dos-OS/2 non-boot>, D600-Dos-OS/2 boot, C800-Dos-OS/2 boot, CA00-Dos-OS/2 non-boot, CC00-Dos-OS/2 non-boot, CE00-Dos-OS/2 non-boot, D000-Dos-NT boot, D200-Dos-NT  non-boot 

Interrupt Level
   This selects the interrupt level for the adapter
   <Interrupt 15>,  14, 11, 10

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