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Subject: RE: Hard Drive

RE: Hard Drive

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 12:33:00 +0100

When I changed the stock (fujitsu 20G) drive for a 40G toshiba I immediately
noticed that the firmware locked up more during disk reads - (this was some
time ago and disk reads have become more stable in recent versions of

I'm not sure about the ibm but I would stick with the fujitsu too, if there
was no capacity reason for the change.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: 16 October 2002 12:13
> To:
> Subject: Re: Hard Drive
> >
> > I have a second hand recorder 20 coming, I also have a spare IBM
> > travelstar 20 gig (9.5mm) hard drive available. Does anyone know if
> > the IBM is likely to be better than the Archos supplied hard drive ?
> > So is it worth swapping the two ? Thanks,
> It makes no sense. What except size would you expect to
> improve by changing the
> hard drive? Speed? Not an issue. Noise? Maybe, but the
> original drive is quiet
> enough.
> I replaced my 20 gig drive with a 60 gig one. That makes a
> REAL difference and is
> worth disassembling and reassembling the unit.
> Donīt change you drive until you have a bigger one as
> replacement (30,40,60 GB).
> Regards,
> Andre
Received on 2002-10-16

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