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Satandisk problems

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I tried to find anything regarding this problem by searching the forum with no luck so here we go:

I have a Satandisk connected to my TOS1.02 1040STFM and before it worked perfectly, but now this week it has just acted strange.

At first I had to first start the Atari with a AHDI-disk inserted so it autoloaded some sort of hddriver, after that I resetted without the disk and it booted from the Satandisk. No problems.

Yesterday that solution didn't work at all. I even tried to start the Atari with HDDriver 7.8 and boot from it... It found the Satandisk and the SD-card (256Mb) - but no partitions!

Very weird! Any thoughts? Or even better: Any solutions? ;)
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Re: Satandisk problems

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TOS 1.2 is very dodgy...

I'd upgrade to at least TOS 1.4 before I tried anything else...

Just a thought...
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Re: Satandisk problems

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mib5150 wrote:Yesterday that solution didn't work at all. I even tried to start the Atari with HDDriver 7.8 and boot from it... It found the Satandisk and the SD-card (256Mb) - but no partitions!
You might have just experienced the 'partition loss after reset' issue. You might:
- download this archive: http://joo.kie.sk/satandisk/popsels-doku.rar
- open the 'Popsels SatanDisk doku v3.1.pdf' file inside
- on page 2 find the R4 (marked as OPTIONAL POWER OFF fix rezistor)
- and then add it to your SatanDisk (if you don't have it there already)

This might help you on the partition loss problem (it that's what happened to you).
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Re: Satandisk problems

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Unfortunately, my Satandisk is older than 3.1.... my serial number is M1-124 and the date on the PCB is 2007-01-13.

Back to square one. :-/

But thanks anyhow! :)

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mib5150 wrote:Unfortunately, my Satandisk is older than 3.1.... my serial number is M1-124 and the date on the PCB is 2007-01-13.
Well, that doesn't matter - the version is probably something that Popsel added, but mostly it's the same as I made some years ago. You just need to add the 10k rezistor between +3.3V and the pin on XILINX, that's the complete fix. It will probably fix what you have probably experienced.
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Re: Satandisk problems

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Ok. Problem solved in a passive and weird way. :)

Scared as I was that the Satandisk itself was damaged I tried it in my STE - no problems.

Out of curiosity I moved the Ultrasatan to the 1040STFM instead. Still not working.

Maybe it is dysfunctional - being 23 years old and all, so I dug up an old 520STM (expanded to 2.5Mb!) and started up a new SD-card with formatting and partitioning and all.

It worked! :)

So, now I plan to use the 520STM instead - without floppydrive. :) I bought STalker 3 last NAS so I will do some experiments with networking and getting files to the 520 from the STE that way!

Thanks for all help, tho! It is appreciated!
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