yeah, unfortunately all MAME HDDs identify as that at the moment as the responses to the drive identify commands are simulated. At some stage MAME needs to start emulating the real drives, with the real drive timings, proper firmwares for the drive type at least loaded (even if the HLE identification remains) and proper capacities, CHS etc. for each drive (there are quite a few older CHDs in MAME with complete nonsense values in these fields at the moment)
it's just a bit of a hangover from when the CHD system was first introduced as just a way of storing large amounts of data, without caring about the actual drive types.
Last edited by Haze; 03/17/17 12:56 PM.