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Jon_J
post Oct 7 2006, 06:42 PM
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it's probably the IDE mode thing that the other posters were talkingt about.
Several manufacturers disabled these microdrives and made them IDE mode only to prevent people from buying mp3 players, just to rip the microdrive out. sorry, I tried... sad.gif

This thread discusses what I mentioned avove
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12085&hl=muvo

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Legodude522
post Oct 7 2006, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Oct 7 2006, 10:42 PM)
it's probably the IDE mode thing that the other posters were talkingt about.
Several manufacturers disabled these microdrives and made them IDE mode only to prevent people from buying mp3 players, just to rip the microdrive out. sorry, I tried... sad.gif
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But it works with my PC dry.gif

This sucks. I paid $10 for it. Lol. Anyone know a way to get around that? Someone mentioned modding on an old thread[how?].

And it doesn't look like there is any news on modding a MicroDrive to fit intenally. I opened the Zaurus before and looked.
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Jon_J
post Oct 7 2006, 06:51 PM
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back in this thread, there is one person that said to pull a pin out of it.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=143365
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post Oct 7 2006, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Oct 7 2006, 10:51 PM)
back in this thread, there is one person that said to pull a pin out of it.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=143365
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I would have to buy a cheap CF card reader that I'm willing to pull a pin back. I broke my last spare on a 20gb iPod HDD wink.gif
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Jon_J
post Oct 7 2006, 07:23 PM
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Here's a thread that lists compatable/noncompatable Hitachi drives. (Aug 2004)
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...indpost&p=37783
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If you're using a Hitachi white label OEM 4Gb microdrive, the key point is to check the barcode on the microdrive.
To date, I've collected the following info:

Last digits of barcode / CF compatable
3BA Yes
41C Yes
42B Yes
43B Yes
44C No
45C No
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post Oct 7 2006, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Oct 7 2006, 11:23 PM)
Here's a thread that lists compatable/noncompatable Hitachi drives. (Aug 2004)
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...indpost&p=37783
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If you're using a Hitachi white label OEM 4Gb microdrive, the key point is to check the barcode on the microdrive.
To date, I've collected the following info:

Last digits of barcode / CF compatable
3BA Yes
41C Yes
42B Yes
43B Yes
44C No
45C No
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Mine is none of those.
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Jon_J
post Oct 7 2006, 08:00 PM
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do a search for "muvo" in all forums. (Muvo is where all the discussions of Hitachi 4GB drives are)
I know yours is an Apple, and is probably newer than the ones mentioned in the thread I posted.
There's a thread that suggests that card readers have IDE/CF interface, and that's why the drive works in a card reader connected to a PC
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post Oct 7 2006, 09:02 PM
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I honestly would not recommend an external microdrive because popping it in and out of the zaurus causes compression on the drive and can burn out the motor just like i did with a 320 dollar microdrive from ibm when i had the sl 5500. it is best used internally.
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Legodude522
post Oct 8 2006, 08:23 PM
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According to Wikipedia.

MP3 players and PDAs with integrated microdrives

* Apple iPod Mini - 4GB and 6GB Hitachi (CF mode disabled)
* Rio Carbon - Seagate ST1 5GB
* Creative MuVo2 - 4GB Hitachi (CF mode disabled in later models)
* Creative Zen Micro - 5GB Seagate
* Creative Zen Micro Photo-8gb
* iRiver H10 - 5GB Seagate
* palmOne LifeDrive - 4GB Hitachi
* SHARP Zaurus Sl-C3100
* Dell Digital Jukebox 5GB Seagate ST1
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