Multiple 2.5" IDE laptop hard drives on one IDE channel?
I'm currently in the process of building a system out of spare parts.
I'd like to use several laptop drives in this system, since I already
have them, they're small (in case size), and they're far more quiet
than the old desktop drives I have.
The problem I've run into is that the only IDE to laptop IDE adapters
I've found cost $10 or more and only work with one drive. What I was
hoping to find was a way to hook up two of these drives to a single
IDE port on my motherboard.
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Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
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On 12 Dec 2004 "Dave Plowman (News)" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
> plugged in?
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Picture of the top of the card:
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The RISCOS Desktop:
The results of *ROMMODULES:
The results of various *HELP requests:
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Thanks once again in advance!
I've hooked up a LaCie 6GB external HDD that I've got lying around. Again,
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Has anyone done this successfully?
- Atari Falcon
- IDE44<->CF-Slot (pure wiring) adapter
- SanDisk 128 MB Compact Flash Card
HDDriver 8.1 installed successfully, as on any hard disc before. The "card
disc" is fully functional.
BUT: I am not able to boot from the card disc, have to load HDDriver from
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I guess there is something with the TOS boot routines that makes them
unable to recognise the card disc.
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I have a RPC running RO 4.39 Adjust which is soon to go to a new home,
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problem is, I can't!
I've copied !HForm to floppy and booted off it (shift-boot). Then run
it as *!hform. Although it runs, it fails to format the disc. I've
tried v2.56 and v2.58 but both fail:
In 2.56, I take the default answers, choose F for format, S for short
soak, Y for bootable and Y for long files. It tells me there's
formatting in progress and a number increments to 19846 (= cylinders)
but there's no disc activity. It then says "verifying ..." and, again,
nothing. It just hangs.
In 2.58 I again take the default and choose similar to 2.56 (Format,
Short soak, Bootable). In this case I'm reported with an error and the
A disc error has occurred when attempting to format this disc (error
code 2) process aborting ...
And that's it! Otherwise, the disc seems fine, in as much as I can
boot off it and run applications, etc.
Any advice or suggestions (short of putting a hammer through it) are
On 2-Nov-2009, posaune <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a RPC running RO 4.39 Adjust which is soon to go to a new home,
> and I'd like to reformat the HD before it goes to its new owner. Only
> problem is, I can't!
> I've copied !HForm to floppy and booted off it (shift-boot). Then run
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In the course of helping a disabled friend to clear out a lot of
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On 12 Sep 2007 Brian Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In the course of helping a disabled friend to clear out a lot of
> old Acorn kit I have acquired one of the original 210Mb hard
> discs that were fitted to some Risc PCs. It is now formatted F+
> (long file names) and contains the rudiments of a RISC OS 4.02
> installation. I could re-format it to F (as original) which
> would leave it empty. I have given it a long run on a Risc PC;
> it checks out OK with DiscKnight and *Verify produces no
These drives are so far past their expected lifetime, don't rely
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Some weeks ago one of my IBM EIDE hard disc starts to make some odd noises. So I decided
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the hard disc with the Drive Fitness tool of IBM.
Unfortuantely the hard disc is not accessible any more at boot time. It is not recognized by the
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...Small but large (1TB) USB hard disc drive
Just to share that the Samsung M3 Portable HD available from CPC works fine
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