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Subject: Upgrade Recorder FM's HDD?
From: TP Diffenbach (
Date: 2003-05-19

Having run out of space on my Archos Recorder FM 20, I want to replace the hard drive with a larger model (60GB minimum, probably 80GB maximum given prices).

Has anyone replaced an FM's HDD?
For those who have opened up a Recorder FM, is the internal layout the same as a recorder, insofar as changing the HDD is concerned?
What's involved in making the replacement?
Given that I don't solder, what's my best bet for finding someone who does? A electronics repair store? Or?
Can you recommend specific brands and models of replacement HDDs? I'm particularly interested in recommendations from owners who have replaced drives in the Archos -- what's working, or not working, for you?
But I'm also interested in specifications: 2.5 inches, 4200 rpm, are these correct? What other specs should I keep in mind?


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