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Subject: Re: New hard drive required for iRiver iHP-120 please?

Re: New hard drive required for iRiver iHP-120 please?

From: Michael E. DiFebbo <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:00:23 -0500

Michael Jones wrote:
> Can anyone suggest a cost effective source for a new hard drive for an
> iRiver iHP-120?
> I've tried everything including a Windows full format but i'm still
> getting CRC errors when transferring files.
> Is there anything else I can try or do I have to get a new drive.
> If so, where is the best place to get one (cheapest) from the UK?
> How big a hard drive can the unit take (currently 20Gb)
> Is it possible to get a 2nd hand one cheaper?
> many regards,
> Mike Jones
The iHP-120 uses a single platter 1.8" Toshiba drive. I think that the
largest drive that is currently available is the MK3006GAL, which is a
30 GB drive. Toshiba is releasing (or has released) a 40GB
perpendicular drive, but they are expensive and not readily available
yet to the general public.

You can find a number of places to buy these drives online--just do a
Google search. You can also find the 20GB drive on sale from time to
time on Mistic River when people upgrade their drives or their player
fails for some reason other than the drive. You could post a "wanted to
buy" message in Mistic River's "buy/sell/trade" forum and see if
anything turns up.

Michael E. DiFebbo
Received on 2006-01-16

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