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Subject: RE: Hard Drive choice
From: Fred Maxwell (
Date: 2003-11-18

Henry Tremolo wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm planning to replace the hdd to bigger. How about the
> power consumption, should I take 4200rpm hdd or is it
> better to get 5400rpm to get more speed? Maybe the slower
> one will be more quiet, am i wrong?
> I saw some 7200rpm disks also.. but it may be too much?

You absolutely want to choose the hard drive for the Archos based solely on
capacity and power consumption. In normal use, you are reading data
serially off of the disk at a low rate of speed. You also should be
concerned with thermal characteristics. You don't want to enclose a
high-speed drive that runs hot in that tiny little enclosure. Go for a
slow, low-power hard drive if you can.

  Fred Maxwell

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