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Subject: kind of hard drive for Rockbox supported players

kind of hard drive for Rockbox supported players

From: Menachem Shapiro <menachem.shapiro_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:08:25 -0700

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On 6/27/07, Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007, S.H. Seelen wrote:
>
> > Or maybe you could tell me right here: If you were to buy a player today
> > (readily available as new - so no Jukeboxes, please), solely based on how
> > well it does Rockbox, which one would you buy?
>
> Try this => http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/BuyersGuide
>

This is a great link.

On a slightly connected topic, It might be useful to know what kind of
connector the drive in the audio player uses. Since the hard drive
industry seems to have moved over to the ZIF connector for their 1.8"
hard drives, all newer hard drives have that interface. This means
that to update the player to the largest capacity of drives available,
the player has to support a ZIF connector on the hard drive. This
would be something to factor in when deciding on which player to
purchase.

I noticed that the Device Chart
[http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DeviceChart] has some
storage information (drive capacity and physical size), but it doesn't
have any information about the interface used to connect the drive.

Could somebody who knows what kind of hard drive the players use add
the information to the charts? Is there a place that already lists
this information?

As a side note, here is a good picture of the older 1.8" hard drives:
http://www.addonics.com/support/faqs/faq_toshiba18.asp

Here is a good picture of the newer 1.8" hard drives with the ZIF connector:
http://www.hitachigst.com/marketing/image-lib/Product-Photos/LowRes/TSC4K60-CE-ZIF-open.jpg

Menachem
Received on 2007-06-29


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