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Subject: Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!

Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!

From: Neon John <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 21:26:12 -0500

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:40:08 -0800, "Grant Hardy"
<> wrote:

>Ah heck, I don't care so much about backups. I've got all my music on
>the computer. I just don't want to pay for another HD!

Look at it this way. A HD costs about as much as a couple of tanks of
gas and look how much more pleasure you get from it. Besides, just
think how much time it'll take to reload everything.

I have all my music on my file serve too, but losing my Archos HD
would be a minor disaster. I've cut out songs that I don't like and
I've run MP3_Gain across the whole drive so that everything plays at
the same volume. I don't modify the original music files on the
server so I'd have to do all that over. Then there are all the
playlists. Every time I patch together a playlist that I really like
I save it off. Dozens to hundreds of them. No way to replace those.

I got the same warning you got from my 100gb Archos a couple of weeks
ago after I dropped it. I took the warning seriously and had a new
drive expressed in. I made a copy of my Archos onto the new drive and
put the new drive in the fireproof safe. When this one quits, all I
have to do is pop the cover and stick the new one in. No big deal.
Spinrite found and fixed some weak areas so maybe it'll last a long
time. Meanwhile I have a spare drive that I can periodically update
as a live backup.


>On 2/23/06, Ronald Teune <> wrote:
>> On Friday 24 February 2006 00:30, Grant Hardy <"Grant Hardy"
>> <>> wrote:
>> > So guys, the hard drive is working PERFECTLY for the past few days and
>> > all the weird noises have stopped. Can I thus expect some more life
>> > out of it? It's only a couple of years old.
>> When I had just bought my unit, I've heard some squeaky sounds too (due to
>> battery low or so), and since then had some more evil sounds out of it.
>> That's about a year ago or so. Don't think it matters that much. But it's
>> always good to have backups. Reminds me of something...
>> Ronald
John De Armond
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Cleveland, Occupied TN
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2006-02-24

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