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Cardsoft for PCMCIA/SCSI

The short of it is I need socket drivers that are made by a company
called System Soft.  The software is called "Cardsoft", the version
I need is 3.1, I think.

The longer story is I purchased a laptop from onsale.com.  It’s an AT&T
Globalyst 200, it came with nothing installed.  Apparently NCR now
handles that product line.  NCR tech support gave me the info about the
socket drivers I need.  NCR can sell me the complete Globalyst 200
software set for $55.  All I really need is the driver so the machine
will recognize the SCSI card on the PCMCIA port.  The SCSI card came
with a Sony CD (model PRD650).  The SCSI card is actually an Adaptec
APA1460.  Both Adaptec and Sony referred me to the laptop manufacturer
for the necessary drivers.

Any help/opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Rick

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  1. admin says:

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    Rick Reineman wrote:

    > The short of it is I need socket drivers that are made by a company
    > called System Soft.  The software is called "Cardsoft", the version
    > I need is 3.1, I think.

    > The longer story is I purchased a laptop from onsale.com.  It’s an AT&T
    > Globalyst 200, it came with nothing installed.  Apparently NCR now
    > handles that product line.  NCR tech support gave me the info about the
    > socket drivers I need.  NCR can sell me the complete Globalyst 200
    > software set for $55.  All I really need is the driver so the machine
    > will recognize the SCSI card on the PCMCIA port.  The SCSI card came
    > with a Sony CD (model PRD650).  The SCSI card is actually an Adaptec
    > APA1460.  Both Adaptec and Sony referred me to the laptop manufacturer
    > for the necessary drivers.

    > Any help/opinions will be greatly appreciated.

    > Rick

    NCR and AT&T marketed the Globalyst 200 while NCR was known as AT&T
    GIS.  It’s a NCR product so they have been the support for it right from
    the start.  Many support files and disks can be found at:

    http://www.ncr.com/support/pc/pcdesc/library/3151.shtml (GL200)
    or
    http://www.ncr.com/support/pc/pcdesc/library/3152.shtml (GL200S)

    NCR really goes by Class Number for their products.  It’s on the Serial
    Number label.  If it’s a Class 3151, then it’s a Globalyst 200.  If it’s
    a Class 3152, then it’s a Globalyst 200S.


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  2. admin says:

    The problem is that NCR/AT&T GIS cannot give these drivers away due to
    licensing agreements with System Soft.  System Soft charges OEM’s for these
    drivers and NCR only shipped drivers on hard drives that people paid to have
    preloaded when they purchased them.  Of course, if you purchased a laptop
    from NCR that was preloaded, you also received diskettes with the drivers,
    but you were paying for the license to use the software.  That is the nature
    of PCMCIA drivers for some reason.  You may be able to contact System Soft
    and get the card and socket services for less than what NCR charges for
    them, but I’m not sure.  I am not that familiar with the Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI
    card, but they may also have an enabler for the card.  In that case, you
    would not need card and socket services–you could load the enabler, SCSI
    driver, and CD-ROM driver and then load Windows 95 or NT.  Then, you would
    no longer have to worry about it because PCMCIA support is built into those
    OS’s.

    –Chuck

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    Rick Reineman wrote in message <34775AD9.D326C…@pacbell.net>…
    >The short of it is I need socket drivers that are made by a company
    >called System Soft.  The software is called "Cardsoft", the version
    >I need is 3.1, I think.

    >The longer story is I purchased a laptop from onsale.com.  It’s an AT&T
    >Globalyst 200, it came with nothing installed.  Apparently NCR now
    >handles that product line.  NCR tech support gave me the info about the
    >socket drivers I need.  NCR can sell me the complete Globalyst 200
    >software set for $55.  All I really need is the driver so the machine
    >will recognize the SCSI card on the PCMCIA port.  The SCSI card came
    >with a Sony CD (model PRD650).  The SCSI card is actually an Adaptec
    >APA1460.  Both Adaptec and Sony referred me to the laptop manufacturer
    >for the necessary drivers.

    >Any help/opinions will be greatly appreciated.

    >Rick