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Subject: RE: 5400rpm toshiba drive in JBR

RE: 5400rpm toshiba drive in JBR

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 12:37:35 +0100

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 get
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 detect
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 have
been made to RockBox during my abscence. The booting from flash is awesome.

I want to put my 60GB toshiba MK6022GAX 5400rpm drive from my laptop into my
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.

Received on 2004-05-24

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