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Subject: RE: What 80GB HD's are known to be AJBR compatible?
From: rinty (rinty_at_freeuk.com)
Date: 2004-06-17


Can you fit it to the jukebox and then format it through the USB port?
that way it shouldn't be too much problem. The only issue then
presumably would be installing the daily build of rockbox. Also would
the jukebox and rb software still work OK if you were to use one of
the utilities to double the size of the hard disk? 80GB would allow me
to take as much music as I wanted to, to college in the autumn.

I also thought there was a 32GB limit on the size of FAT32 drives, is
this not so? Certainly using win'98, if you format a drive larger than
about 30GB the system becomes unstable, (I had the problem with a
120GB drive), but whether this was a win'98 issue or a FAT32 issue, I
don't know.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Stuart Tedford
Sent: 17 June 2004 09:48
To: 'Gary'; 'Rockbox development'
Subject: RE: What 80GB HD's are known to be AJBR compatible?

>
> I have read on this list of several brands that cause
> trouble. What brands and models are you having good luck with?
>
For 80GB you only have a choice of 2 brands, Hitachi Travelstar(was
IBM), or
Toshiba. While I haven't tried an 80GB model, I have tried both
brands in
my JBRV1. 40GB (IBM)Travelstar, 40GB Toshiba, and now 60GB Toshiba.
Also
it came with a Fujitsu 20GB which was rubbish and are now out of
production.

I found no real difference between the 2 brands of drives. I will
probably
be getting an 80GB drive soon as I only have 5GB left on my current
60GB
drive. I would get a Hitachi myself, because they provide some cool
tools
for enabling and disabling certain features of the drive, such as
caching
and power management. Toshiba provide nothing, and they are usually a
bit
more expensive than Hitachi too.

> Also- If I purchased one, and took it to someone for
> formatting, what exactly do I ask them to do? Please let me
> know. I would love to do it myself, but am still daunted by
> the task. But hey, I did flash my JBRV-2 on day one, so
> miracles happen everyday.lol
>
You need to get it formatted as one 80GB FAT32 partition. I used
Partition
Magic under Windoze, but I'm not sure if they still allow a free trial
of
this product.

> Thanks for putting up with me, and not telling me to "blow" you.
>
Of course, this is still an option too ;-)

Stu.
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