Hard Drive interface

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Hard Drive interface

Im new here, and wanting to know if its possible to make a Hard drive be interface as an EEPROM.

And if someone can show me a site on how the address and data lines work on IDE hard drives.(I already have a knowledge of EEPROMS dont worry about that) Acute

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Well anyone have any ideas? I

Well anyone have any ideas? Its just a simple thing of translating the address line of the hard drive, can anyone tell me how?

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You need a microcontroller/interface chip

I think you will find that that you will need some type of microcontroller and software that sits between the IDE connector and the EEPROM. "Addresses" on a disk interface are more like high-level commands -- something needs to read the command, and convert it into the low-level hardware actions that send a block of data over. You will also need a buffer because when the system sends data to your device, it will probably send a chunk at a time and send it faster than you can write it out to EEPROM. I sure it can be done, people used to sell silicon SCSI drives.

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I'll bet making silicon prete

I'll bet making silicon pretend to be a hard drive is a hell of a lot easier than the other way round.

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Well Thanks anyway Ill read u

Well Thanks anyway Ill read up some more and if I find anything good Ill post it.

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