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Subject: Re: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card

Re: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card

From: eD\\/ARd0 F/\\KEn^M3 <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:31:14 -0400

There are adapters that let you do this but you may need to break out the
dremel moto-tool to make it fit. Sandisk also made IDE drives that were just
flash memory but the host PC can't tell the difference (I have a 128MB one
that is the same shape as a 9.5mm laptop drive. I bet it would work. You
would then have a very heavy flash MP3 player with very little storage....
but no skips :-)

BTW: Make sure you use a flash card that follows the spec well. Sandisk does
a good job of emulating a IDE drive (a true ATA device) in their CF cards. I
worked on an embedded Linux project once and the Sandisk cards performed
better as IDE drives than other cheapo brands.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Brodich" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:18 PM
Subject: Replacing Hard Drive with CF Card

> Greetings Learned Colleagues:
> Has anyone on the list opened up their Studio 10? Because of
skipping problems discussed ad nauseaum earlier, I am planning on bagging
the hard drive world and going to solid state. But I would like to keep my
Archos, and I definitely want to keep my Rockbox! So I'm wondering about
the possibility of taking out my hard drive and inserting a 1 GB CF card in
its place.
> I'm just crazy enough to try it, so if you anyone thinks its a REALLY
BAD IDEA, now is the time to speak. I trust you implicitly. Muchas
> Nick
> _______________________________________________

Received on 2004-06-03

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