Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: My fried harddisks
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Ok, the harddisk mystery is solved!
I have some good news, and I have some bad news:
- The good news is that the disks aren't broken, they are just locked.
Vladimir Pantelic clued me into the solution. The 128th byte of the IDENTIFY
unsigned short dlf; /* device lock function
Normal disks have only bit 0 set. My bad ones have bits 0,1,2 set...
I found Andre Hedrick (Linux ATA guru) on IRC and he said there is actually a
So, what I'll do is I'll contact the manufacturers and ask them (or hopefully
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