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Subject: Re: How easy to swap Hard drives on iRiver?

Re: How easy to swap Hard drives on iRiver?

From: Joseph Jones <>
Date: 2004-12-02

Soldering's only required to seperate the board from the chassis when
replacing the LCD. All you have to do to replace the HDD is remove the
chassis screws (you'll need a torx bit) and lift the HDD away from the
back enough to pull it off the pins.


On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 15:04:16 +0100, Linus Nielsen Feltzing
<> wrote:
> Mat Holton wrote:
> > Hello all!
> >
> > I am currently thinking about getting an iRiver as my brother is
> > selling one (hopefully at a reasnable price!) The thing I want to
> > know is how easy is it to replace the 20G Hd on an iRiver with a much
> > larger one. My Archos has 20G but I need about 40.
> The iRiver has a 1.8" drive, and the largest one available is 40GB. I
> have heard about 60GB drives, but I'm not sure if they are available yet.
> The problem is that the 40GB drive is thicker, and won't fit in the case
> of the H120. So you will be stuck with 20GB if you buy the H120, at
> least until the hard drive manufacturers find a way to make
> single-platter 1.8" 40GB drives...
> BTW, changing the hard drive isn't that hard, no soldering is required
> afaicr.
> Linus
> _______________________________________________
Received on Thu Dec 2 15:18:19 2004

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