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Subject: Re: 2.5" HDDs for Jukebox upgrade - List at http://rockbox.my-vserver.de/hdd-mod.html
you`re too fast.
> 404 dude.
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> To: archosjukebox6000_at_yahoogroups.com
> Cc: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 12:26 AM
> Subject: 2.5" HDDs for Jukebox upgrade - List at
> Hello Sean,
> Your juke runs longer after hdd upgrade ?
> I replaced jbrec20 hdd with 60gb toshiba hdd. This drive seems
> to need some more power, so i don`t get longer runtimes.
> Though, I think we can`t say "the bigger the hdd, the more power it
> IMHO it would be very fine if there was a list which gives information
> the specs of all sorts of 2.5" HDDs available on the market today.
> Current, spinup timings....) - So this would give some help to people
> to find best HDD for an jukebox-upgrade.
> I could maintain this list, if you wish - send me your 2.5 " HDD -
> links to websites ,reviews, comparisons, tests, manufacturers,
> opinion, compatibility issues, cheapest source for buying...........
> I think this information is valuable for the archos/rockbox community.
> what do you think ?
> Bjorn - i`d like to make such list available on
> Could you link that list from rockbox website ? I think a link from
> hardware_mods page would
> be useful.
> >Also, the battery life was less than I expected. You might get
> >better runtime if you stay at 128kbps, but most of my stuff is at
> >192. The most I ever got out of it was 7 hours before I upgraded the
> >hard drive. After the upgrade I can get up to 11 hours.
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> About a month ago, I had the same choice to make. I picked the
> FM20. I really like the FM20 and I have no regrets about choosing
> it over the Recorder20, but there are some things to think about
> before making your choice.
> The only real downside is the battery issue. Where the recorder20
> uses AA NiMh cells, the FM20 uses a custom Li-Ion pack that you
> can't buy anywere. Even from Archos.
> Also, the battery life was less than I expected. You might get
> better runtime if you stay at 128kbps, but most of my stuff is at
> 192. The most I ever got out of it was 7 hours before I upgraded the
> hard drive. After the upgrade I can get up to 11 hours.
> The Firmware is pretty good for Archos. There are a couple minor
> bugs: the info display always says files are 128 even if they are
> higher, and the track time counter is way off. I suspect they are
> related, and the counter is off because it is misreading the bitrate.
> I have not doubt that rockbox will eventually support it, but the
> Archos firmware is fine for now.
> The hard drive upgrade is more complicated than on the older models,
> as in, "hey, where'd I put my soldering iron". But the real hard
> part was finding a win98 box so I could partition the new drive.
> The FM tuner isn't the greatest, reception-wise, but adequate.
> Recording off the tuner works really well.
> So there you have it. No real deal killers in my book, but stuff to
> consider. If you do decide to go with the recorder20, get it soon.
> I doubt it will be around for long.
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