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Subject: Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!

Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!

From: Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-24

Well, that's a good point. I actually can't find any 2.5-inch hard
drives at my local electronics store. I wonder what I should search
for....by the way, where do I get this mp3_gain thing and how long
does it take to run?

On 2/23/06, Neon John <jgd@johngsbbq.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:40:08 -0800, "Grant Hardy"
> <granthardy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Ah heck, I don't care so much about backups. I've got all my music on
> >the computer. I just don't want to pay for another HD!
>
> Look at it this way. A HD costs about as much as a couple of tanks of
> gas and look how much more pleasure you get from it. Besides, just
> think how much time it'll take to reload everything.
>
> I have all my music on my file serve too, but losing my Archos HD
> would be a minor disaster. I've cut out songs that I don't like and
> I've run MP3_Gain across the whole drive so that everything plays at
> the same volume. I don't modify the original music files on the
> server so I'd have to do all that over. Then there are all the
> playlists. Every time I patch together a playlist that I really like
> I save it off. Dozens to hundreds of them. No way to replace those.
>
> I got the same warning you got from my 100gb Archos a couple of weeks
> ago after I dropped it. I took the warning seriously and had a new
> drive expressed in. I made a copy of my Archos onto the new drive and
> put the new drive in the fireproof safe. When this one quits, all I
> have to do is pop the cover and stick the new one in. No big deal.
> Spinrite found and fixed some weak areas so maybe it'll last a long
> time. Meanwhile I have a spare drive that I can periodically update
> as a live backup.
>
> John
>
> >
> >On 2/23/06, Ronald Teune <rtwolf@gmx.net> wrote:
> >> On Friday 24 February 2006 00:30, Grant Hardy <"Grant Hardy"
> >> <granthardy@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >> > So guys, the hard drive is working PERFECTLY for the past few days and
> >> > all the weird noises have stopped. Can I thus expect some more life
> >> > out of it? It's only a couple of years old.
> >>
> >> When I had just bought my unit, I've heard some squeaky sounds too (due
> to
> >> battery low or so), and since then had some more evil sounds out of it.
> >> That's about a year ago or so. Don't think it matters that much. But it's
> >> always good to have backups. Reminds me of something...
> >>
> >> Ronald
> >>
> >
> ---
> John De Armond
> See my website for my current email address
> http://www.johngsbbq.com
> Cleveland, Occupied TN
> A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
>
Received on Fri Feb 24 03:46:16 2006


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