WIN_SLUG

Syntax WIN_SLUG x
Location ST/QL, SMSQ/E for Atari

Some winchester (hard disk) ASCI drives, in particular the Megafile and Vortex drives, need a special parameter to be passed to them before they can be accessed by the QL due to timing faults in their controllers. WIN_SLUG allows you to set this parameter.

The value of x will depend upon the drive being used, and can be anything in the range 0…255. It is measured in units which are 0.8ms. This parameter sets the minimum time that must elapse between operations on the ASCI bus. Most controllers work with the default setting of 30 (which equates to a time of 2.5ms). Refer to the disk documentation for further details.