NORMAN, Okla., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Firmware, Inc. today announced the availability of its ATA PRO UDMA card, a 32-bit PCI Personal Computer add-in card with two UDMA-100/Ultra ATA-100 IDE interfaces. The ATA PRO UDMA was specifically designed to facilitate the installation of currently available hard drive models, which support the faster UDMA transfer modes. Most of the hard drive interfaces included in the installed base of PCs do not support the newer, high-speed UDMA interface, and therefore cannot take advantage of the higher speeds afforded by the new standard. The ATA PRO UDMA card is also backward-compatible with UDMA-33 and UDMA-66 devices, as well as earlier non-UDMA drives. In addition to the IDE interfaces, the ATA PRO UDMA card has an onboard Flash ROM that contains the firmware support necessary to fully integrate larger capacity hard drives as well as newer devices such as SuperDisk drives into PCs with an older BIOS. Users can also take advantage of other advanced features, including the ability to select from the available devices to boot from. The ATA PRO UDMA's firmware is based on PhoenixBIOS from Phoenix Technologies, Ltd., and can be updated with newer revisions by downloading a file from the Web or running an installation program on a diskette. Drivers are included for Windows 95/98/2000/ME and NT 4.0. Driver support for Linux is also freely available. The ATA PRO UDMA is available now, and has a suggested list price of $69.95. The card is made in the USA, and includes a three-year warranty. Additional information is available from the company by telephone at 1-800-767-5465, on the World Wide Web at http://www.firmware.com/ataudma, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Micro Firmware, Inc. has been the authorized developer and distributor of Phoenix Technologies BIOS upgrade products since 1987. The company sells its upgrades to computer resellers and directly to end-users, enabling those with older-generation PCs to upgrade their systems with the newest peripheral components. BIOS Upgrades provide support for larger hard drives, the new generation of high-capacity floppy drives, and other new peripherals and features. Micro Firmware is located at 330 W. Gray St., Norman, OK 73069.
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