Hitachi ATAPI CD-ROM driver for DOS

2003-03-07

Soeren Kristoffersen writes:

I have some very good news for you. I have found a CD-rom driver which may be distributed as freeware. Here is a copy of the mail from Hitachi.

Hello,

The driver is free for distribution, but I cannot authorize accessing it for modification. The driver is to be used as-is and is not intended for development.

Regards,
Hitachi Optical Support

fromsej@oncable.dk on 02/20/2003 02:18:14 PM

To:
cc:    (bcc: DVD Support/Artesyn)

Subject:  HIT-IDE.SYS



Contents of a form submitted from Hitachi.com on 20-02-03
at  02:18 PM

FIRSTNAME : Soeren
LASTNAME : Kristoffersen
EMAIL : fromsej@oncable.dk
PHONE : 
COUNTRY : Denmark
SUBJECT : HIT-IDE.SYS
CATEGORY : CDROM Support / Email: dvd.support@mdtglobal.com
QUESTION : I found your driver on this site:
http://www.zdnetindia.com/downloads/info/861350.html
It says License : Free.
I want to know if this is true and if it means that the
driver can be distributed by me and others.
This question because I am developing a Bootable floppy in
FreeDos , and the only thing I need and cannot find is a
Devicedriver for CDrom.
The purpose of this Floppy is not at all commercial , I have
no intentions in making money out of it , besides that who
would pay for a thing you can find everywhere on the net.
I hope you will take the time to answer this letter , and of
course I hope to get your permission.
Thank you for your time , and excuse my bad english.
Yours sincerly:
Soeren Kristoffersen.
CUSTSUPPORT.x : 25
CUSTSUPPORT.y : 6

It can be found here: http://www.hitachi.com/supportingdocs/supportanddownload/drives/hitide,0.exe

I hope it will be useful.