sata HD

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  1. myamiphil

    myamiphil New Member

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    With the new upgrade and HD compatibility, is there a list of drives somewhere. I want to check the list before I get a drive for my Quad.
     
  2. Lifeboat_Jim

    Lifeboat_Jim New Member

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    Its a standard SATA II interface with standard data connector.

    Probably you need to pay more attention to the power aspects of the drive than connecting it.

    No issues with drivers under any of the Linuxes available.

    My recommendation is to get a cheap 60/64GB SSD.
     
  3. myamiphil

    myamiphil New Member

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    That's what I thought. But I got confused when I saw the update for uboot...
    <snip>
    We have patched some bugs and we suggest you to update your UDOO to the latest release available.

    Bugfix log:

    u-boot SATA recognition (more SATA hard drive models are now supported)
    RAM memory layout (875MB will be available now)
    32bpp support (OpenGL shaders are now working)
    GLMark2 (now fixed and working)

    We strongly recommend to you to update your UDOO using the procedure documented on UDOO’s website: update procedure. This update will upgrade the uBoot (release 1.2 version v.89) and Kernel (release 1.2 version v.87) to the latest available release. None of your data will be deleted, nor your installed applications but, if you made changes to the uBoot’s environment variables, those will be lost after the update. <snip>

    Power wouldn't be an issue as I probably will be operating off a large battery.

    Know where I can I get a short SATA and power cable? I ran across it on some website, I forget where.
     
  4. Lifeboat_Jim

    Lifeboat_Jim New Member

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    There were some early issues around SATA devices... nothing that is current though (as far as I know).

    SATA Power Connector: I'm not talking about the amount of power, just the physical connection. JST-2 is the connector but you need that in combination with a standard SATA data cable... most people are buying a cheap SATA data cable with large 4 pin molex off e-bay and doing some cutting/soldering to put the JST-2 on. If you do a forum search you'll see that.
     
  5. myamiphil

    myamiphil New Member

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    OK... Thats what I thought, I wanted to make sure...
     
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    JST-2 for the power?
     
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    correct.. the sata power on the Udoo board side is a JST-2.

    you have several options:

    1) buy the cables starter kit from Udoo - no soldering needed, ready to go.

    2) get a JST-2 connector with cable attached from sparkfun - you'll have to splice it together with a 4-wire molex-->SATA power adaptor

    3) get the connector and pins from an electronics shop like Newark, etc. and build tghe whole thing from scratch.
     
  8. fatpixellin

    fatpixellin New Member

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    Why i can't use this power sata cable?

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    There is a connector dc-in or i'm confusing?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    myamiphil New Member

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    I chose option 2, just waiting for Santa to deliver it. But that looks like it'll work. Where did you get it?

    Phil
     
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    fatpixellin New Member

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    I got it from a Ex-cubieboard kit. The cubieboard is dead, so i want recycle this cable with Udoo.
     

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