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Subject: Re: Iriver with 160GB drive
Re: Iriver with 160GB drive
> Looking at the market I see only the MK8009GAH/MK8010GAH (Should be
> identical or does only the MK8010GAH do the 1kb block transfers?),
> which is also build into the IPOD. The only other 80GB drive I know is
> the MK8007GAH. Maybe it is that type that works without problems, as
> it also has the compatible pin connector. But this is not produced
> anymore, so MK8009GAH is the only way to go (besides buying used
> MK8007GAH drives occasionally showing up at ebay with ludicrous price
> tags). But in that case the iriver code would need the same
> capabilities as the IPOD code, wouldn't it?
Yes, it is possible that all current 80GB drives use 1Kbyte physical
blocks, and then the iriver ATA code needs to be adjusted.
> Are you sure you didn't mix that up with the old Archos USB-ATA
Ah, yes. My bad.
Still, if the 80GB drive behaves like the one in the iPod, it might very
well fail because of the 1Kbyte alignment problem.
Received on 2007-10-30
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