ATA security extensions for UEFI boards / UHCI support in ATASX

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by alex999, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. alex999

    alex999 MDL Novice

    Jan 2, 2013

    I've been playing with Arne Fitzenreiter's ATASX mod for a while - managed to make it run from a flashed PCI-E ethernet card.

    However, it turns out that it doesn't support UHCI, which is a shame - there's an unpleasant performance hit from picking IDE mode (well, for SDDs anyway ;) )

    Unfortunately, I lack skills needed to add UHCI support to ATASX and/or making a brand new UEFI mod which would support that.

    So, basically, I'm just throwing this idea out so that, mayhaps, someone more skilled will become interested and will create a way to enable ATA security extensions without sacrificing UHCI support... With increasing number of decent self-encrypting SDDs becoming available, it could be definitely useful.