Spinrite support for eMMC drives

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EagleTalon

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Dec 21, 2021
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I ran Readspeed on my economy Lenovo Ideapad laptop and got the following message “Speedread didn’t find any ATA or SATA hard drives with IDE or AHCI controllers.”
It turns out that my laptop has a eMMC drive. So I checked with the Spinrite Development Roadmap and eMMC is not mentioned at all. The drive storage is soldered to the system board and is not replaceable so having the capability repair it via software can save the computer. Maybe it can be included in v7.3.
 

DanR

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Sep 17, 2020
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So I checked with the Spinrite Development Roadmap and eMMC is not mentioned at all. The drive storage is soldered to the system board and is not replaceable so having the capability repair it via software can save the computer. Maybe it can be included in v7.3.
I agree. While I am sure Steve would love to dive into something like this, it would take him away from SpinRite 6.1 development, which applies to a much wider "audience" than eMMC. Steve commented (a while back) about taking some time, after SR 7.2 is done, to look into various SpinRite enhancements. I would certainly think this could qualify as such.