3363 Optical Disk Drive
@DF7F.ADF - IBM 3363 Optical Disk
187-064 IBM 3363 Optical Disk
3363 Optical Disk Drive Opt Dsk V.1.02D
3363 Setup README
3363.zip 05-24-90 Original 3363
opt dsk (DOS)ver 3.3 & lower
3363 Optical Disk Drive Adapter
|CN301 6 pin power (?)
CN302 34 pin header
CN303 DB37 port
IC313 intel P8052AH
VC301 variable capacitor, unk
VR301 variable resistor, unk
X301 0001MK xtal
Thanks to Jim Hope for sending the MCA and ISA versions.
Diddling with VC301
Dr Jim Shorney says:
"VC" implies variable capacitor. Used for alignment of
AC circuits to specified parameters. Don't screw with them, you'll
Util3363.exe Is the IBM Optical Disk Utilities
Burt3363.exe is the Backup Utility.
Ecyddx.sys is the Config.sys device driver
Ibm3363.exe is the Autoexec.bat driver
Greg Fretwell wrote:
The 3363 supports either an internal or externally connected
drive. OS/2 should see it. I use mine on DOS 6.3 but win 3.1 sees it if
I have the driver loaded. You can customize the driver from one to eight
reserved addresses. The 3363.com (exe?) makes it look like another
hard drive. When you write to it the drive will ignore any file with identical
directory entries to save disk space. This is a write once media. I use
it because it is archival storage. If there is still a running 3363
in 2099 it should be able to read the media. They have MCA and ISA bus
cards for it. I haven't tried it on my w/95 machine yet. That may puke.
I have the tech ref book and the guide to ops book if you have any jumper
or switch questions.
Dave Jones said:
> I have 2 IBM3363 Worm Drives (1 Internal & 1 External).
I also have 2 cards. I know they are good but I can't seem to get one running
on my PS2 80. I am getting critical error 80 when I try to initialize.
help would be appreatiated. IE: toggle/switch settings, do I need a
Make sure that you've got each of the 3363 drives set up with
a unique 'station id'. Even if you're using two adapter cards you'll still
need to set the dipswitches on each worm drive to different station ids.
The station id is a block of 4 switches, labelled SW601 on the 3363
For 3363 unit 1: Set ALL dip switches OFF
For 3363 unit 2: Set Switch 1 ON
Look for the Station1/Station2 sitch, which is a single switch labelled
SW602, next to the SW601 4 switch block on the 3363 unit.
For 3363 unit1 Set witch OFF.
For 3363 unit2 Set switch ON.
If you're using the 3363s on separeate adpater cards, ensure that both
of them have the terminator block nexy to the station select switches (SW601)
3363 Optical Disk Utilities
OPINT - Initialize the optical disk.
Volume Label / No Label / Quit
Promote - Copy a version of a file.
Existing Date / Current Date / Quit
Vlist - Display a directory of versions of files.
Pause / No Pause / Quit
Eradicate - Permanently erase a file.
Latest / All / Quit
3363 Backup Utility
Incremental / All Files / List of Files / Quit
All Files / Updated Files / List of Files / Quit
IBM3363 Optical Disk
IO Address Select
Port addresses for the card. Each optical adapter must
have a unique address range.
(0258h-025Bh)>, 658 (0658h-065Bh), A58 (0a58h-0a5Bh), E58 (0e58h-0e5Bh)
To configure this adapter you must choose the memory location
used for it's BIOS ROM. There are 12 memory locations that can be
<"Segment DA00" (DA000-DBFFF)>,
DC00 (DC000-DDFFF), DE00 (DE000-DFFFF), C800 (C8000-C9FFF), CA00 (CA000-CBFFFh),
CC00 (0CC000-CDFFF), CE00 (CE000-CFFFF), D000 (D0000-D1FFF), D200 (D2000-D3FFF),
D400 (D4000-D5FFF), D600 (D6000-D7FFF), D800 (D8000-D9FFF)
This adapter can transfer data via PIO or DMA. If using
DMA, step through arbitration levels until you find a level which is not
<"DMA Data Transfer">,
PIO Data Transfer
This adapter can use any of four interrupt levels
Bus Arbitration Fairness. Aadapter releases control
of the bus after exclusive use.
Using arbitration levels, this adapter accesses memory
directly without burdening the computer's main microprocessor. An
arbitration level of 0 has the highest priority, and increasing levels
have corresponding decreased priority.
< "Level 10">,
11, 12, 13, 14, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
DMA transfer burst length. Maxi number of bytes
transferred in a single DMA transfer.
<"8 Byte Burst">,
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Burst Disabled
Bypass Diagnostics at REBOOT
9595 Main Page
Diagnostics on the adapter card and drives are always
performed at power on time. This option selects a choice of whether or
not diagnostics are to be ran at REBOOT time. <alt-ctrl-del>
<"Run Diags">, Don't run