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vrocco
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WD Terminal in PC-3000

Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:28 pm

Can anyone give me a quick rundown of connecting a USB WD drive by Serial Terminal to PC-3000?
Which serial adapter do I need to use?
How does it connect to the drive?
Which Pins?

I'm brand new to PC-3000 so I'm just trying to learn this stuff.
Many thanks in advance

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Re: WD Terminal in PC-3000

Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:53 pm

OK I figured out how to connect the terminal and was able to backup the ROM and the majority if the modules.

What do I need to write to a compatible SATA board to use it with this drive? Just the ROM?

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Re: WD Terminal in PC-3000

Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:06 pm

Hello,

Yes the ROM is all that you have to transfer to make the PCB compatible. On SATA boards this is all done through the SATA connection (for WD drives). I won't be back in the office until Monday to post a picture, but you can use the Samsung adapter on the USB models to read the ROM code. I know Bankie has a pic I shared in another forum, so maybe he can post the connection for you. Though on functioning drives you can often read it even through the USB via the utity.

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Re: WD Terminal in PC-3000

Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:42 pm

I actually figured out how to get the terminal connected and copied the rom.

I'm stuck on how to hook up just a sata board (with no drive) and copy the rom to it?

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Re: WD Terminal in PC-3000

Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:26 am

Many boards will come ready (DRD + DSC) if you just wait for a minute after powering on. Others you have to attach to a hard drive with a piece of paper between the PCB and preamp so it can just spin up the motor.

But as a last resort you can always use boot ROM code utility. You just have to attach a terminal connection which you can do using that funny looking calypso board that comes with PC-3000. There's a picture of how to do it in this thread: http://ts.acelaboratory.com/index.php?/ ... connection

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