Re: How to get an IDE Hard Reset, not a Soft Reset?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 07:15:02 EST

Hi Ondrej,

Ondrej Zary wrote:
> Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > As I understand it, an IDE hard drive can be reset in three ways. A
> > power-on reset, a hard reset caused by pin 1 (RESET-) on the IDE
> > connector, and a soft reset (bit SRST in the device control
> > register). RESET- is held low on a power on, but can also be used
> > later to do a hard reset.
> The RESET pin is often wired to the system RESET signal, so there is
> no way to control it separately.

Yes, I think you're correct. I found a south bridge spec.,, and I don't see a pin for driving

Oh well, I suppose I either dike out RESET- from the IDE cable and wire
it up to a serial or parallel port, or give up using a PC for the task
and use a dedicated circuit.

Thanks for your help.


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