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

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

From: David Pedersen <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:36:17 -0400

Could anyone please clearify something for me here. I have - for a backup
media - a 160gb HDD for my computer. It is an external one, and connects via
the USB2.0 interface. I never had any problem crossing the 137Gb limit on
this unit. So, why should it be a problem on the Jukeboxes? Do they have a
special USB circuit? Or is this limit only valid on USB1 / usb1.1?
----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: RE: FOR SALE: 2.5" 120GB HDD

>> Yes, I see full 160GB through USB.
> IIRC, this is not gonna end well. As soon as you cross the 137 GB barrier
> when filling the disk, the address will wrap over zero. So you will
> overwrite your MBR, partition table, FAT and root dir with some data which
> was meant to go beyond 137 GB.
> In other words: the full content will be toast. I highly recommend to
> create a partition which stays just below 137G.
> Or, we've been mistaken and the BigLBA addressing somehow magically works
> through the USB bridge.
> Jörg
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