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Subject: Re: 100GB 2.5" HDD comparison

Re: 100GB 2.5" HDD comparison

From: Neon John <>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:02:46 -0500

What a BS review! There are about 5 things I care about for an MP3
player drive:

1. Power consumption
2. Power consumption
3. Spinup time
4. Shock rating
5. Power consumption

Aside from a sideways mention of shock rating and power consumption,
they ignored these things.

Real world review:

About 6 months ago I installed the Toshiba 80 gig drive. I recently
ran my JBR V1 to battery exhaustion for the first time. I got 23
hours out of 2300 mah batteries playing 45kbps audio books. The
battery indicator zeroed out at about 16 hours.

That is at least a third more battery life than I ever got with the
stock drive. Power consumption is almost everything with our

During playback, the drive will spin up, gulp some data and spin down
in under 2 seconds. That is an important characteristic because it
minimizes the time the heads are unparked and sensitive to shocks.
The OEM drive took about twice that time.


On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 20:45:45 -0800, "Joel Lardizabal"
<> wrote:

>Check it out.

John De Armond <-- NEW!
Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on 2005-04-01

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