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Old 16 March 2015, 22:47   #137
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Originally Posted by Toni Wilen View Post
Any sane IDE driver/formatter uses LBA mode and ignores geometry completely or tells the drive that I'd like to use CHS mode with this geometry, please (Using Initialize Drive Parameters ATA command) or at least ask the drive for its default CHS geometry and use it. (Identify Drive ATA command)
The AdIDE ROM driver does seem to work that way, it's just the old format program which is the problem. The ROM issues Initialize Drive Parameters with C/H/S values from the CPRM sector. If there is no CPRM sector it issues an Identify Drive command.

Edit: It does issue Identify Drive, but doesn't seem to do anything with the returned data. It seems to default to C/H/S 615/4/17 if there is no CPRM sector.

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