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Subject: Re: Feature Request: USB HDD only Custom Rom.

Re: Feature Request: USB HDD only Custom Rom.

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 15:59:06 +0200

Joel Wiramu Pauling wrote:
> Remembering that the point of having an optimised HDD drive only rockbox
> rom isn´t for playing music or accessing files through the rockbox
> interface, but for for keeping the battery alive longer, while connected
> through USB. In this case having the rockbox think it still has controll
> while USB is connected isn´t such a bad thing, because you can strip out
> any read/write functions from the rockbox code and just focus on the
> power management.

During USB mode, Rockbox does nothing but wait for USB disconnect. While waiting, it puts the processor in sleep mode.

I think you will find it difficult to make it use any less power than it already does. Removing code does not save battery.

Received on 2004-08-25

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