Little drive alignment helper

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ZrX
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Little drive alignment helper

Post by ZrX » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Just in case someone prefers tinkering.

While aligning modded diskdrives I'm finding DTC to be very cumbersome with the drive control. Seek to track, stop, seek to track, stop, seek to track, stop, every single time...

So I wrote a little Arduino (Duemilanove) sketch and a host program to have direct control of the drive over USB (on Windows) to make the process much quicker: Control the drive with few keyclicks while aligning, then when done, connect it to KryoFlux and do a few testdumps to check that everything works as it should.

Wiring info is in the sketch. Adapting the host program to another environment shouldn't be much of a problem if you're familiar with your choice of OS.

Just in case someone prefers tinkering. :geek:
DriveTest.zip
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Alesh
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Re: Little drive alignment helper

Post by Alesh » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 pm

ZrX wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Just in case someone prefers tinkering.

While aligning modded diskdrives I'm finding DTC to be very cumbersome with the drive control. Seek to track, stop, seek to track, stop, seek to track, stop, every single time...

So I wrote a little Arduino (Duemilanove) sketch and a host program to have direct control of the drive over USB (on Windows) to make the process much quicker: Control the drive with few keyclicks while aligning, then when done, connect it to KryoFlux and do a few testdumps to check that everything works as it should.

Wiring info is in the sketch. Adapting the host program to another environment shouldn't be much of a problem if you're familiar with your choice of OS.

Just in case someone prefers tinkering. :geek:
DriveTest.zip
This is something I was looking for for some time. I was about to start making my own arduino-only tool (I'm not very familiar with PC programming), but this saves lot of work with the hardware. Thanks.

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