ALIX with Microdrive?



  • Has anyone got a microdrive working on a alix board, if so any caveats, and what brand/model drive?



  • @index1489:

    Has anyone got a microdrive working on a alix board, if so any caveats, and what brand/model drive?

    Which ALIX board?

    I have a couple of different ALIX boards here and an IBM 2.2-Gig microdrive but have not tried it (yet).

    gm…



  • Seagate MDs wont work, I've not had any problems with Hitachi drives though.  I have a 4G model that seems to work ok:

    Model: HMS360404D5CF00



  • @naughtyusmaximus:

    Seagate MDs wont work, I've not had any problems with Hitachi drives though.  I have a 4G model that seems to work ok:

    Model: HMS360404D5CF00

    Interesting the Seagates don't work!

    One thing I forgot to mention - I have a Transcend Solid-State 32-Gig IDE 2.5-inch drive on order to see how well it works with the ALIX boards.  Should be interesting as they have a 2-year warrenty against failures and over 1.6 million hours before failure rating.  Still a bit high in price (costs more than the ALIX 1.C board) but I have some applications where this may work very well - and no moving parts is a plus in mobile off-road applications! :)

    gm…



  • I imagine it is possible to get the seagate drives to work, as they do apparently work with versions of FreeBSD prior to 6.  I haven't done much more than google the model number of the Seagate drive I bought, and I came to the conclusion that even though it is a known bug in the FreeBSD driver, it probably isn't going to get fixed any time soon.  (and I don't have the expertise to fix it myself)



  • alix2c3



  • I just purchased a new Hitachi 3K6 Series 6GB Microdrive #HMS360606D5CF00, Im going to attempt a full install of pfsense when it arrives.


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