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 Post subject: IDE Master/Slave on LS1
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Hi,

Has anyone put two disks on the LS1 IDE Controller as master & slave?

Is this possible? Physically Two small disks should fit in the large drive bay.

I am thinking of:
1) Getting an adaptor that puts two SATA drives on one IDE (With the IDE just seeing a master and slave as a result)
2) Putting 2*2TB disk internally in the LS1....

How does that sound? Perhaps too hot??

Regards

Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Hi,

So one very dead LS1. You cannot remove the IDE cable from the motherboard, well I couldn't. And want did come off means that my LS1 is a paperweight.

Bye


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:16 pm 
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I've replaced the cable on an LS a few times. It is a pain in the ass, but it can be done. Here's some pointers:

1. don't try to remove the connector all at once.
2. the connector is not only soldered in place, it is glued too. non-destructive removal of the connector is not possible.
3. use a hot knife and diagonal cutters to break up the plastic part of the connector.
4. once the plastic part of the connector is removed you can unsolder each pin one at a time.
5. next you will need to remove the solder from all 40 holes on the board. solder wick, liquid flux, and a solder sucker will greatly reduce the work here.
Make sure your soldering iron is good and hot as a cold iron will all but guarantee that you will pull traces off the board.
6. Install a 2x20 pin header where the cable was previously installed.
7. you can now use a shortened IDE cable to connect 2 drives. a standard length cable will not fit inside the case.
8. If you're not up to the task, I'm sure your LS1 can be used by one of the developers on this forum. Boxes like yours made development of Uboot and new firmware versions possible. Please don't trash it as you have a unique opportunity to give back to the community.

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