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Author:  joachim [ Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Newbee question

I purchased an Atarimax MyIDE+Flash

I don't know if this should work - maybe someone knows: I had an old - but working - IDE harddrive of 2GB with external power.

The first thing I tried was partitioning it using the FDISK command. If I remember well - initially the MyIDE status went to "READY" (not 100% sure). I was not able to partition it though.

Now all I get is "BUSY OR LOCKED" status - whatever I do. ( also getting the "FF FF ..." status when debugging the IDE interface )

Question 1) Would this be because an IDE harddrive is not supposed to work? Or would the cartridge be broken?
Question 2) Should I be getting the "READY" status if no IDE device is connected?

Thanks in advance for your responses!


Author:  mr-atari [ Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Newbee question

Sorry for the late reply, been busy elsewere.

Does the drive spin-up?

You need to set the drive as MASTER and removed the CABLE-SELECT.

Author:  joachim [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Newbee question

In the meantime I found the answers.

I had a Kingston CF card laying around. I purchased a 2 Euro IDE2CF adapter from eBay
and ... success !

I didn't try setting the HDD to "MASTER" yet. If I do, I will post the results...


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