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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by exxos » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:09 pm

I quickly wrote a couple of crappy testing tools earlier..

Version 1 constantly saves and loads 512bytes (one sector) and verifies the data is correct.

The second version, writes about 50MB of data, then reads it back and verifies it.

Nothing so far has tripped up or got corrupted :)

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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by stephen_usher » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:24 pm

So, now you've got that working... the next version will incorporate this chip to give SATA access? :D ;)

https://www.marvell.com/storage/system- ... bridge.jsp

Or even a Genisys Logic GL831?
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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by Icky » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 pm

exxos wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:09 pm
I quickly wrote a couple of crappy testing tools earlier..

Version 1 constantly saves and loads 512bytes (one sector) and verifies the data is correct.

The second version, writes about 50MB of data, then reads it back and verifies it.

Nothing so far has tripped up or got corrupted :)


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You are a few full stops ahead of me Exxos.

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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by Icky » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:48 am

Testing has continued with different adaptors and the board hasn’t tripped yet.

I call this one the SD to IDE hair grip model as it’s held neatly in place with a couple of my daughters hair grips. Hey use what you can find to get the job done. :D

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Post by exxos » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:25 pm

Picked up a SD card earlier today it seems to be happy...

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Currently I have tested CF, Seagate 3.5" brick drive, SD card.

I have some more brands of CF coming this week to try out..

The only issue I found so far is that a old 1GB sandisk does not AutoBoot.. But I guess it could have bad bits. :shrug:
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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by PhilC » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:32 pm

Looking good.

Although, the post name needs retitling now :-)
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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by exxos » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:16 pm

Wanted the keyboard drive light to flash with the hard drive....


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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by Icky » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:38 am

exxos wrote:
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Wanted the keyboard drive light to flash with the hard drive....


Almost looking like a disco :D with all the LEDs flashing away. Just need to add in the mirror ball. :)

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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by PhilC » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:20 pm

You could change one of those LEDs to an RGB type and use them for 3 purposes? It's what I've done with my Gotek and Ultrasatan on the Mega
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Re: exxos IDE interface (untested)

Post by exxos » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:16 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:20 pm
You could change one of those LEDs to an RGB type and use them for 3 purposes? It's what I've done with my Gotek and Ultrasatan on the Mega
I'm thinking but changing the keyboard LED for a 2 colour one, and having a flash yellow as normal, and may be green for hard drive.
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