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Subject: RE: What 80GB HD's are known to be AJBR compatible?

RE: What 80GB HD's are known to be AJBR compatible?

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:48:28 +0100

> I have read on this list of several brands that cause
> trouble. What brands and models are you having good luck with?
For 80GB you only have a choice of 2 brands, Hitachi Travelstar(was IBM), or
Toshiba. While I haven't tried an 80GB model, I have tried both brands in
my JBRV1. 40GB (IBM)Travelstar, 40GB Toshiba, and now 60GB Toshiba. Also
it came with a Fujitsu 20GB which was rubbish and are now out of production.

I found no real difference between the 2 brands of drives. I will probably
be getting an 80GB drive soon as I only have 5GB left on my current 60GB
drive. I would get a Hitachi myself, because they provide some cool tools
for enabling and disabling certain features of the drive, such as caching
and power management. Toshiba provide nothing, and they are usually a bit
more expensive than Hitachi too.

> Also- If I purchased one, and took it to someone for
> formatting, what exactly do I ask them to do? Please let me
> know. I would love to do it myself, but am still daunted by
> the task. But hey, I did flash my JBRV-2 on day one, so
> miracles happen
You need to get it formatted as one 80GB FAT32 partition. I used Partition
Magic under Windoze, but I'm not sure if they still allow a free trial of
this product.

> Thanks for putting up with me, and not telling me to "blow" you.
Of course, this is still an option too ;-)

Received on 2004-06-17

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