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Re: Apple Microdrives used in old iPod products
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2019, 09:59:55 pm »
have you checked the microSD interface converters to mini IDE? A lot of them work in TrueIDE mode, some even have jumpers that allow mode configuration.

Microdrives can operate in several modes { PCMCIA, MemoryBlock, TrueIDE }

You have to wire a pin to Gnd to force TrueIDE, and I have already checked: the pin is grounded!
 

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Re: Apple Microdrives used in old iPod products
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2019, 10:12:51 pm »
I have already ordered qty=10 Hitachi Microdrive of 4Gbyte each.

second-hand mechanical data deathtraps

Brand new!

I did experiments on second hands units, then I found a retailer that stocks goods of a particular legacy type for sale, giving him the exact P/N the additional note, ~ "please skip OEMs, and please check if units have no Apple logo on the back, because if they have, I do not want them".

Those OEM with the Apple logo on the back are listed at half price. There is a reason for this, now we know why  :D
 


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