Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Problems with 60GB Toshiba HD
Re: Problems with 60GB Toshiba HD
From: Jason Williams <jason_at_redskycomputing.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 03:11:26 -0000
Connect the Archos to the USB port and your computer then power up so rom
only used, then try FDISK
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Bronson" <bronson_at_rinspin.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: Problems with 60GB Toshiba HD
> You got it working?? Well, that leads me back to the defective
> drive hypothesis...
> When the Toshiba drive is installed, I can't get any of Win98,
> Win2K, WinXP, or Linux to even recognizethe USB device as a hard
> drive, much less format it.
> I expect it's because the Archos throws the register error before
> it finishes booting, leaving it in a brain-dead state. I just
> can't figure out how to prevent the register error.
> Does anyone know how to decode register errors? Thanks,
> - Scott
> >> Hello. I just tried upgrading the 20GB Hitachi hard drive in
> >> my Recorder to a 60 GB Toshiba, model number MK6021GAS.
> > I did the same some months ago and it worked from the beginning without
> > any problems. The only thing is, you have to format the drive with
> > FAT32, and although this can be done with WIN98 it canīt be done with
> > XP or 2000. XP and 2000 format large drives with NTFS by standard and
> > cannot be forced to FAT32. You need either a WIN98 system or external
> > programs for XP/2000.
> >> Does this make sense to anyone? Do I have a defective drive?
> >> When I swap my original Hitachi drive back into the Archos, it
> >> works fine. This is 100% reproducible.
> >> I pre-partitioned the Toshiba drive in my desktop computer, so
> >> I'm sure the new drive works and has no bad blocks.
> >> One thing I noticed: the Toshiba says "60 GB, 5V 0.7A" on the
> >> outside, whereas the original Hitachi says "20 GB, 5V 0.5A".
> >> I wouldn't think that 200mA would cause the Recorder strain,
> >> but that's the only difference I can find.
> > This is no problem.
> >> Well, it seems like the Toshiba takes a long time to spin up.
> >> Maybe the Archos has a quick timeout?
> >> Should this drive work with the Archos? Maybe I should upgrade
> >> to the 60 GB Hitachi DK23EA?
> > Yes, it definetly works. It is a bit louder than the original drive,
> > but there are no other problems.
> > Regards,
> > Andre.
Received on 2003-01-31