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Subject: RE: Hard drive question
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2004-07-21


I use a 5400rpm toshiba drive, I have read reviews that the power
consumption increase over an old-skool 4200rpm drive is negligable...
http://www6.tomshardware.com/mobile/20031031/notebook_hard_drives-03.html

I have also noticed that the "spin up time" reported by RockBox is 2010ms
which is over half a second quicker than my old 4200rpm drive. Aparantly,
Archos are also sometimes shipping 5400rpm drives in their latest products.

The Toshi is also less motion sensitive than the old IBM travelstar I had,
but it was a very old one - before they were taken over by Hitachi, and
there have been several technology advances since then so they are probably
all pretty much the same these days.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gazel [mailto:Gazel_at_fr.st]
> Sent: 21 July 2004 16:14
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: Hard drive question
>
>
> I put a 80Gb Hitachi travelstar 3 months ago in my JBFMR, and
> it's working great. I saw a real difference
> with the original 20Gb Hitachi travelstar drive that was in
> it, which was very sensible to motion indeed.
> Not this one. Anyway i think it's a 5400 rpm, which is not
> necessary for the JB.
>
> Gazel
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lee Pilgrim" <dstar5_at_gmail.com>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: Hard drive question
>
>
> > HI Tobi,
> >
> > On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:52:55 +0200, Tobi <nutzlos_at_gmx.net> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am planning to build a new hd into my Recorder. Are any
> things to be
> > > considered?
> > >4200 rpm or 5400 rpm (power consumption)
> >
> > A 5400 rpm drive would be useless in the archos because
> your unit can
> > not even read
> > it very fast at 4500 rpm, and it would also waste power
> >
> > >big disk cache,
> >
> > The archos does not even use this cache, so that is also useless.
> >
> > > shock resistance (red light dead)?
> >
> > Most drives should be fine. I have seen a a few reports that the IBM
> > travelstars were very sensetive to motion.
> >
> > > Which drive can you recommend?
> > >
> > Whatever is a good price :)
> >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Tobi
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