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Subject: RE: Gemini 220

RE: Gemini 220

From: Tim Elliott <telliott_at_sigecom.net>
Date: 2004-12-04

This is one reason we love our older Archos units. I have a V1 and it works
great despite a broken DC-in jack. I never run out of power, thanks to an
external charger and extra batteries.

Is there any mp3 player in production that uses a standard 2.5 inch laptop
drive?

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 4:41 AM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Gemini 220

Kyle McGee wrote:
> Has anyone found out if it's possible to change the 20GB drive in the
> Gemini 220 for a bigger drive (preferably 80+GB)?

The gmini 220 uses a 1.8" disk, which don't come in standard thicknesses. As
mentioned in the earlier iriver-related thread, the 40 gig 1.8" disk is much
thicker than the 20 gig and will not fit into a device designed for the 20
gig.

The 1.8" disks also don't come in large data capacities. The largest
available on the market is 40 gig. Toshiba is making a 60-gig disk but is
apparently using them all for their own mp3 player Gigabeat F60. Rumor has
it that Apple has a standing order for all "leftover" 60 gig disks. In any
case there are none to be found on the open market.

> I am really interested in this piece, but 20GB is too small..

That's the price you pay for having a physically small player, I'm afraid.

--
Björn
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