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Subject: Re: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card

Re: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 00:33:36 +0100

Disk On Chip (DOC) is NOT an IDE device such that will conform to ATA
It hooks interrupt 13 and interfaces that way.

But I see no reason at all that you could not put a CF card in the jukebox
- on the DVD players I worked on it was literally that - an adaptor that
plugged the CF as the second device on a standard IDE cable ...#define
SUPPORT_TWO_DRIVES and you're away :)

>There are adapters that let you do this but you may need to break out the
>dremel moto-tool to make it fit. Sandisk also made IDE drives that were just
>flash memory but the host PC can't tell the difference (I have a 128MB one
>that is the same shape as a 9.5mm laptop drive. I bet it would work. You
>would then have a very heavy flash MP3 player with very little storage....
>but no skips :-)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Nick Brodich" <>
>To: "Rockbox development" <>
>Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:18 PM
>Subject: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card
> > Greetings Learned Colleagues:
> >
> > Has anyone on the list opened up their Studio 10? Because of
>skipping problems discussed ad nauseaum earlier, I am planning on bagging
>the hard drive world and going to solid state. But I would like to keep my
>Archos, and I definitely want to keep my Rockbox! So I'm wondering about
>the possibility of taking out my hard drive and inserting a 1 GB CF card in
>its place.
> >
> > I'm just crazy enough to try it, so if you anyone thinks its a REALLY
>BAD IDEA, now is the time to speak. I trust you implicitly. Muchas
> >
> > Nick
> > _______________________________________________
> >

Received on 2004-06-04

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