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Subject: Re: Hard drive replacement?
From: Josh (Norm) Audette (norm_at_linuxcare.com)
Date: 2002-10-16


<STORM>
> 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
> message.
>
> 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?
</STORM>

<NORM>
        They use standard laptop size (2.5") hard disk drives. Here's some
        info on 'em:
        
        http://www.funmp3players.com/reviews/modify/
        
        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
        your unit.
</NORM>

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