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Subject: RE: changing HD again
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2004-06-25


> Cool, I also want a full size one of those, so presumably I could do
> the same for that.
>
No, if you mean put a 2.5 inch drive in a 5.25 or 3.5 inch external
enclosure it won't work - unless you get a 3.5 to 2.5 IDE adaptor maybe, I
don't know, I've never used one of those.

Yes, if you mean put a 3.5 inch drive in one.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Stuart Tedford
> Sent: 25 June 2004 13:08
> To: 'Rockbox development'
> Subject: RE: changing HD again
>
>
>
> > Hi John, OK, but how do I connect both drives to my computer at the
> > same time? the new one won't (presumably) have a USB connector until
> > it's in my Archos unit. I don't have a spare IDE port, they're all
> > used.
> >
> You need to get an external 2.5 inch USB hard drive enclosure. I got
> one
> off eBay a couple of weeks ago for 5 plus postage. Do a search on
> eBay
> using "external USB2 2.5" and you will get loads to choose from. You
> put
> your drive in it and then it is exactly like an Archos, so you can
> backup
> all your files to/from it before upgrading. Then you can still use
> your old
> HDD in the enclosure for whatever you want.
>
> Stu.
>
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