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Subject: Re: Successful hard disk upgrade to Archos Recorder

Re: Successful hard disk upgrade to Archos Recorder

From: Christian Marg <>
Date: 2006-03-21

ian douglas wrote:
>> Sadly, this is going to be the last HD upgrade on our beloved Archos
>> because 128 GiB is the limit...
> I just purchased a 300GB external USB drive (Seagate) ... do the
> external drives have extra controller logic that an internal drive
> wouldn't have for accessing information beyond a certain sector count or
> something?

Yes, external USB drives all feature an USB to IDE bridge that is (or
should be) USB Mass Storage compatible.

This bridge has to support 48-Bit LBA-addressing to access more than
128GiB. But, as already was said, the MAS300 (?) that is used in JBR
only supports 128GiB...

Received on Tue Mar 21 20:22:37 2006

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