Subject: RE: Using Hitachi 4GB Microdrive
To: Richard Danter <>
From: Jason Mitchell <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 01/17/2006 15:07:48

	You said the 4Gb microdrive came from an Ipod. Newer Ipod's (and other MP3
players) have microdrives with special firmware that doesn't allow them to
be used in handhelds. Something about being locked into ATA mode (which
Ipod's use) rather than PCMCIA mode (which is what handhelds and laptops
use). The symptoms are similar to what you describe. The revision of the
microdrive can tell you whether it's locked into ATA mode or not.

	The preceding was from memory, so forgive the inaccuracies. And as for
using a microdrive in the CF slot and a network card, I've used a 1Gb IBM
Microdrive along with a Socket low power ethernet and Cisco 340 wireless
cards in my 720 with no problem.

Jason M.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Richard Danter
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:43 PM
> To: Ignatios Souvatzis
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Using Hitachi 4GB Microdrive
> Ignatios Souvatzis said the following:
> > On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 05:12:58PM +0000, Richard Danter wrote:
> >
> >>Ignatios Souvatzis said the following:
> >>
> >>>Don't know about the J72x, but I have tried a 1GB IBM Microdrive
> >>>in a J820 (with Windows CE 2.11) and found that it worked fine,
> >>>and that network worked fine, but that network + drive at the same
> >>>time didn't work - apparently the power provided isn't sufficient.
> >>
> >>Ah, that could be the problem. Since WinCE does not recognise the 4GB
> >>microdrive it may be no use then as I think I would have to boot off of
> >>another CF card.
> >
> >
> > wait. "microdrive" (as in: CF-format rotating disk) or Real CF?
> >
> > 	-is
> I want to use a real "microdrive" in the CF slot.
> Since WinCE does not seem to recognise it I was thinking I could use a
> real CF (flash) card in the PCMCIA slot (with adapter) to boot NetBSD
> from but then have it mount it's root FS from the microdrive.
> That way I figured I could remove the CF card once it has booted and use
> the PCMCIA slot for network.
> Rich