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Subject: Re: Trouble recording on large hard disk partition
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2003-11-17

Touillaud Nicolas wrote:
> Since larger disk are, most of the time, newer and therefore faster, is it
> possible they exceed the archos hardware in term of power consumption (while
> recording, I guess even more power is required for harware encoding) or is
> there a "rule" for max hd power consumption that prevent that from happening
> ?

There is no known limit to the amount of power a disk is allowed to draw. The batteries can provide quite a lot of current. I too have an 80gig disk in my Rec20 and have never had any problems with it.


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