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Subject: Re: I'm unable to make a decision; please decide for me.

Re: I'm unable to make a decision; please decide for me.

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 15:30:09 -0400

On Mon, 26 May 2003 11:22:24 -0400, TP Diffenbach wrote:
>I need to get a bigger hard drive for my Archos. I've filled up the 20GB
>with the help of, and I want more music still. As a temporary
>expediency, I've removed my complete copy of the the Ring Cycle (14
>hours of German singing), but that can't last. And no, I don't want to
>juggle music on and off the archos; the whole point of the archos is to
>allow me to NOT plan ahead what I want to listen to.
>It's taken me about 8 months to fill the 20 GB; as emusic's gone with a
>bigger (higher bitrate) format, I expect the next 20 GB will take about
>six months.
>So a 60GB drive will give me a year, an 80 GB drive a year and a half,
>before being filled.
>Here's what I can't figure: do I get a Fujitsu 60GB with noise
>reduction, or a Hitachi 80GB without the noise reduction?
>In giving me your decision, take into account that I'll probably want
>more space when whatever drive I get is full, which means having faith
>that in a (year, year and a half) there will be reasonably priced 120GB
>2.5 inch hard drives.
>Oh, and I've not heard the Fujitsu drive, so I can't tell how much the
>noise is reduced.
>Which drive would you get, and why?
>Thanks, Tom

Personally, I would get the Fujitsu and enjoy the quiet. I have faith
that the portable drives will meet your expectations in that timeframe.

With 5 GB CF drives a reality at just over $200, I have to believe that
2.5in drives are going to go up in size beyond 80GB soon.

Received on 2003-05-26

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