Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: CF as fixed drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    CF as fixed drive

    In the past, I have made a Sandisk Ultra II card into a fixed drive using the utility. However I have just bought another which fails to budge. It comes up with the error "SMI Model, FAIL".

    I fear that the SMI model may not be an athens based controller and am therefore doomed. This is a problem, as for some reason after several days of perfect operation, WinXP will just crash if its run on a removable drive (standby not enabled).

    Therefore does anyone know anything more on this issue, or perhaps able to suggest a cf card that appears as a fixed drive without any voodoo?

  2. #2
    FLAC SFiorito's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    is that a legit SanDisk card or a cheap knockoff from ebay? Ultra II's and Extreme I's both can be set to fixed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    All I can tell you is an UltraII bought from Amazon marketplace, which has the model ID of "SMI Model". Placing that string on google does not come up with a load of hits about fake cards, as "hyperstone sandisk" does.

Similar Threads

  1. Can the Kaser 2.2GB Jumbo USB 2.0 Drive be a fixed drive?
    By wardemon666 in forum WinNT Based
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-16-2005, 02:47 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2005, 01:28 AM
  3. CF vs CF Microdrive?
    By Giuliano in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-26-2005, 01:48 AM
  4. Making a CF card bootable
    By kpjuk in forum WinNT Based
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-24-2005, 06:16 PM
  5. External notebook hard drive help
    By mtmsol in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-18-2002, 01:24 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts