Smonson's untitled simple harddisk project

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Re: Smonson's untitled simple harddisk project

Post by Smonson » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 pm

Aha, I actually just fixed another bug (typical, right after posting) and now ICD Pro detects the size OK and begins the format process. Finally I can tick that off the list. Next, I have to implement some of the 10-byte SCSI commands that ICD needs.

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Re: Smonson's untitled simple harddisk project

Post by Icky » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:58 pm

Nice work @Smonson :thumbup: Interesting project.

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Re: Smonson's untitled simple harddisk project

Post by adam » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:34 pm

Interesting stuff, please keep posting:)

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Re: Smonson's untitled simple harddisk project

Post by Smonson » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:06 am

Right - I've got it working enough to install the ICD boot loader, and start using it. It's pretty cool to have it running.

I had a couple of occurrences of a write error on sector 34 while copying files in the GEM desktop, but it didn't seem to corrupt the drive or the files... not sure what's so special about sector 34!

I'm refactoring a bunch of code to make all the error-handling more robust and spec-conformant.

I have a plan for how to make the next revision way faster without having to use more expensive chips (might even go cheaper). Needs more R&D first.

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