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Subject: Re: Hard drive replacement?
From: Josh (Norm) Audette (norm_at_linuxcare.com)
> I thought I would come to the experts on aftermarket mods on the Archos for
> this one...
> I have a JB6000 and am having trouble with the drive in it, it acts like it
> spinning up, but then does nothing, does not get past the internal firmware
> If the drive is indeed bad, and if it is out of warranty, how difficult is
> it to change out the drive? With USB2.0 drives in the $100-or-less category
> online, it is a consideration. Is the drive in the JB a standard one
> (meaning all of the interfaces line up etc)? Can the BIOS in it handle a 20
> or 30GB HD? Anything else I need to watch out for?
They use standard laptop size (2.5") hard disk drives. Here's some
info on 'em:
I believe it can handle larger drives. There's info on the page I
pasted about that, too, IIRC.
Don't forget to format your drive as FAT32 before you install it in
Why, oh why,
Do my telnet sessions die?
- Norm, "Ode to a bad firewall"
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Systems and Network Administrator (Contract) <norm_at_linuxcare.com>
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