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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: Andreas Stemmer <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:36:47 +0200

Neon John wrote:
> Is there a particular model? I'm already for a drive upgrade
> but I hate to
> blindly sally forth....

I don't have one _yet_, but a few days ago, idc-dragon wrote:

> > 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?
> I carefully compared Fujitsu, Toshiba and Hitachi 60GB drives,
> after waiting for too long for the IBM 80GB drive. Finally I
> got myself the Fujitsu, because it is by far the most quiet.
> It is also the only one with acoustic management (meaning you
> can choose between fast or quiet seeks), the latter was already
> the factory default. So far I'm very pleased with my choice.
> The stock drive was a Hitachi, no comparison in sound.

and in another post:

> > How much quiter is the Fujitsu?
> The german computer magazine c't measured all 3 of them:
> Hitachi 0.6 sone, Toshiba 0.5 sone, Fujitsu 0.3 sone. (Sone
> is a quantity that takes the human sensitivity into account).
> From the manufaturers specs, they're all around 24 dBA, but it
> doesn't tell that much. Friends have the Toshiba 60GB, and I
> find it striking more noisy.
> > Quit enough to record with the built-in mic?
> Haven't tried again after exchanging the disk, but I'm shure
> that's generally impossible. I'd like to see a software mod that
> spins up the disk only _after_ the buffer has been filled for
> the first time. So you could record shorter clips (like for
> talkbox announcements) with the internal mic. Especially
> interesting with the 8MB mod ;-)
> > Can you give me a model number, please?
> Shure: Fujitsu MHS2060AT

I hope this helps,
Andreas Stemmer
Received on 2003-05-27

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