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Subject: RE: Feature Request: USB HDD only Custom Rom.
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2004-08-25


>
> I canĀ“t beleive the usb logic would not have some sort of
> half graceful exit given the propensity for people to
> pull out usb hardware willy nilly.
>
There is an important difference here: Users break the connection on the USB
side of the transfer, which is handeled gracefully by the USB chip and the
PC drivers, whereas what you are wanting to do is break the connection at
the ATA side of the transfer (behind the USB chips back so to speak).

I don't think there is any way RockBox can trick the USB chip into thinking
that USB has been disconnected. Even if it could, the whole USB link would
need to be set up again every time you re-connected, which can be a
nightmare even at the best of times.

Stu.
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