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Subject: Re: RAM size: 8MB (who uses less than that?)
From: Marc Tricou (
Date: 2003-01-17

> But after doing the mod I saw that there are three other good causes for
> doing the mod:
> * The hard disk is spun up less frequent thus giving it a longer life time
> * The hard disk is spun up less frequent so shaking the device will be not
> be as dangerous (expect 7+ minutes run time without a hard disk activity
> using 8MB RAM and 128kbit music)
> * It's easier to decide spending some of the large memory area for
> application data, f.e. playlist entries, directory entries you
> don't have to spin up the HD first for.

Not to forget the extreme advantage for recording: you could record 7
minutes in acceptable quality without any HD noise. This would fit for
dictaphone uses.

Superbe! keep on with this mod. I'll try it some day.

Regards, Marc

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