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


<GEORGE>
> > > I have a second hand recorder 20 coming, I also have a spare IBM
> > > travelstar 20 gig (9.5mm) hard drive available. Does anyone know if the
> > > IBM is likely to be better than the Archos supplied hard drive ? So is
> > > it worth swapping the two ? Thanks,
> > It makes no sense. What except size would you expect to improve by changing
> > the hard drive? Speed? Not an issue. Noise? Maybe, but the original drive
> > is quiet enough. I replaced my 20 gig drive with a 60 gig one. That makes
> > a REAL difference and is worth disassembling and reassembling the unit.
> > Donīt change you drive until you have a bigger one as replacement (30,40,60
> > GB).
</GEORGE>

<NORM>
        That's not entirely true. Hard drive reliability is a factor. For
        example, at my office, our Toshiba laptop hard drives die quite
        frequently. I've heard bad things about Fujitsu's laptop HDD
        reliability, too.

        On the other hand, I have an IBM Travelstar that hasn't failed me once
        in over two years of usage.

        Another consideration is power; some laptop HDDs draw more power while
        others are designed specifically for low-power applications.
        Unfortunately, I don't have much experience or data in this area.
        Hooray for Google.
</NORM>

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