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Subject: Re: Archos Total Cost of Ownership
From: Michael O'Quinn (
Date: 2003-12-11

One thing to remember is the use you have had of the Archos unit. Was a
40GB 3rd Gen iPod available when you started this journey?

What WAS available then?

Remember that your 60GB Archos is still upgradable. I have 60GB too, and
if it lasts long enough I plan to upgrade to 100GB 120GB when that's
possible. Not too likely with an iPod.


On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, TP Diffenbach wrote:

> 55 weeks ago, I bought my Archos FMR for $270
> In April, I replaced the hard drive with a 60GB for another $170
> Today, I sent it to NewMp3Technology to have a short fixed for $110
> That's a total cost of ownership so far of $550.
> A 40GB "3rd generation" iPod costs $499.
> Other than the fact that I love knowing I can hack on Rockbox, was getting
> the Archos worth it?
> --Tom

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