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Subject: RE: 5400rpm toshiba drive in JBR
From: Stuart Tedford (
Date: 2004-05-25

Thanks for the wild guess, I'll look in to it. AFAIK I don't have a HDD
password enabled, but I don't know much about it so it will be a good excuse
to learn.


-----Original Message-----
From: BlueChip []
Sent: 24 May 2004 17:38
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: 5400rpm toshiba drive in JBR

Just a wild guess...

There is a HDD un-passwording tool on the Rockbox homepage

I have no idea whether it would help or not, but if you're about to bin it,
it's gotta be worth a shot?


At 12:37 24/05/04, you wrote:
>I tried this drive again (MK6022GAX) at the weekend, and again it didn't
>The drive spins up, but using RockBox in ROM ver 2.2 I get the error...
>ATA error: -11
>then pressing ON to debug I get...
>Batt: 5.39V - 1%
>ATA: slave, 0x0
>This is the exact same error I get when I have no HDD attached!
>I also get a register error using the original archos firmware 1.28.
>I can switch on the JBR using the AC adaptor into original firmware to get
>to the battery charging screen. Then if I press ON RockBox starts and I
>a different error...
>ATA error: -31
>PADR: 337F
>ATA: master, 0x200
>Interestingly, the drive also fails to be recognised in my other laptop
>(toshiba portege 3440). It spins up in that too but the BIOS doesn't
>any HDD attached, which is annoying since they are both toshiba products!
>So only my main laptop (compac evo n800w) can recognise the drive, which is
>the drive the laptop shipped with.
>So has anyone got any ideas or further tests they want me to do before this
>drive gets "blacklisted" forever?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stuart Tedford []
>Sent: 20 May 2004 16:09
>To: ''
>Subject: 5400rpm toshiba drive in JBR
>Hello list
>Before I start I'd like to thank everyone for all the improvements that
>been made to RockBox during my abscence. The booting from flash is
>I want to put my 60GB toshiba MK6022GAX 5400rpm drive from my laptop into
>JBR. I briefly tried it late last year and it didn't work but I can't
>remember the exact error I got and I didn't investigate any further.
>I realise this drive isn't ideal for an mp3 player and it won't improve the
>performance and will use more power and blah blah blah, but I want to buy a
>faster (7200rpm) drive for my laptop and I don't want to have to throw this
>existing drive away.
>So has anyone had any success with this or similar 5400rpm drives in a JBR?
>If no-one has any thoughts then I'm going to try it again next week after I
>back up everything on both the JBR and laptop.


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