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Subject: RE: Advice on best 60GB HD model for upgrade?

RE: Advice on best 60GB HD model for upgrade?

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:48:11 -0500

You MUST be sure that the power and RPM specs are the same as the hard drive
you have now.

I forget which replacement drive I got; it was the one that was supposed to
be extra silent. The extra silence didn't last that long, for some reason. I
think it was the Fujitsu; check the mailing list archives around March or
April if you really want to know.

You don't need the adapter if you're running under Windows (at least Windows
2000); one of the drivers included on the Archos disk will recognize the
hardware, although I believe it was a different driver than what I'd had
before (TPPALDR.exe, I think).

Windows 2000 & XP can but will not format a FAT or FAT32 drive larger than
32 GB (it can easily ewad it, it's just theat Microsoft "knows" that NTFS is
always a better choice at that size, nottaking into account that your
portable player might not read NTFS, or desire NTFS overhead).

You'll either need to format it in an earlier version of Windows, or use a
linux utility. Someone in the Rockbox group found me a copy of mkfs that
either was compiled for Windows or for cygwin, I forger which; unfortunately
with mkfs, Windows will then refuse to chkdsk the volume, and I never got
around to looking for a Windows version of fsck.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of SteamShip
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 6:17 PM
Subject: Advice on best 60GB HD model for upgrade?

Just wanted to see which model & specs those of you who have upgraded your
20GB recorder HD to a 60GB have used, since HD technology has improved.
Most in the $160 range at the link below on PriceWatch are 4200 RPM 2MB

Also, it looks like I have to get an adapter plug to FAT32 format it
according to this guide:"60GB"*+A
(sorry about the long link)

Received on 2003-12-11

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