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Subject: Re: Iriver with 160GB drive

Re: Iriver with 160GB drive

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 13:56:56 +0100

john wrote:
> Looking at the market I see only the MK8009GAH/MK8010GAH (Should be
> identical or does only the MK8010GAH do the 1kb block transfers?),
> which is also build into the IPOD. The only other 80GB drive I know is
> the MK8007GAH. Maybe it is that type that works without problems, as
> it also has the compatible pin connector. But this is not produced
> anymore, so MK8009GAH is the only way to go (besides buying used
> MK8007GAH drives occasionally showing up at ebay with ludicrous price
> tags). But in that case the iriver code would need the same
> capabilities as the IPOD code, wouldn't it?

Yes, it is possible that all current 80GB drives use 1Kbyte physical
blocks, and then the iriver ATA code needs to be adjusted.

> Are you sure you didn't mix that up with the old Archos USB-ATA
> bridge?

Ah, yes. My bad.

Still, if the 80GB drive behaves like the one in the iPod, it might very
well fail because of the 1Kbyte alignment problem.

Linus
Received on 2007-10-30


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