Subject: Re: Using Hitachi 4GB Microdrive
To: Richard Danter <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 01/17/2006 17:49:41
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On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 04:45:23PM +0000, Richard Danter wrote:
> I have a Hitachi Microdrive (from a broken iPod Mini) which, when=20
> plugged into a USB CF card reader, can be read fine from a Linux PC.
> When I plug it in to the CF slot on the bottom of my J720 WinCE pops up=
> a dialogue asking what driver to use for the card so it looks like WinCE=
> can't read it.
> I was wondering how likely it is that I will be able to read it from=20
> NetBSD? How would I go about testing it? Any ideas? I guess I would need=
> to boot from a CF card in the PCMCIA slot?

Technically, NetBSD will probably read it fine, however, there is a
form-factor issue:  typically, microdrives are type-II CF cards, and
the CF slot in the Jornada only accepts type-I.  Or the other way
around, but you should have a look at the size of the microdrive, which
might be too thick to fit in the slot.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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