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Subject: RE: FOR SALE: 2.5" 120GB HDD

RE: FOR SALE: 2.5" 120GB HDD

From: Joel Lardizabal <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 11:53:53 -0700

Hi Jurgen,

I don’t know if it right or wrong, but for some reason, my AJBR20 with the
latest Rockbox build works with the Seagate 160GB. I was able to transfer
files through USB 2.0 and 1.1 without any problems.

It shows in the INFO page that disk space is 149GB.



-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Jürgen Hestermann
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 1:00 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: FOR SALE: 2.5" 120GB HDD

Hi Joel,

you wrote:
> No, Rockbox correctly identified the HDD.
> The IDE interface is an electrical interface. The 137GB barrier is more
> the limitation of the older ATA protocol. Newer ATA commands provide
> LBA, breaking through the 137GB barrier. I also used Partition Magic 8.0
> format the drive in FAT32.

In November Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Yes, it's physical. The USB ATA bridge chip can't do 48-bit addressing.
> The Rockbox ATA driver can easily be adapted to 48-bit addressing, but
> you won't be able to transfer any files via USB. :-(

The question now is: Is this wrong and it IS possible to use more than 137

Received on 2006-06-10

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