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Subject: RE: Archos HD Upgrade

RE: Archos HD Upgrade

From: Ed Toro <>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 16:00:22 -0500

I believe the older Archos players all use standard 3.5 laptop drives. I
have an Archos 6000 and upgraded to 20GB and then 40GB drive with no
problems. You merely have to format the drive with a FAT32 filesystem.
Windows XP will not format a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB because of an
artificially imposed limitation so you may need to get a 3rd party tool or a
Windows98 machine to format larger drives. There may be some optimizations
to be gained if manipulate cluster sizes and such but I did not bother with
that. I used a Linux based tool to format the drive from a USB drive

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Vincent Mistretta
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 3:23 PM
> To:
> Subject: Archos HD Upgrade
> Hi all,
> We'l I'll be a RB user very soon. I was looking through the
> archives and noticed the threads about "Buying a RockBox Player"
> last month and found the notes about upgrading the recorder versions.
> Well I just bought one and will have it by Wednesday.
> Any limitations to disk capacity on the Archos using RB 2.5? Do
> I need to upgrade anything else on the unit besides the HD? I
> realize most of the larger drives have 8MB Cache so I assume I
> have to use the 8mb version of the Archos RB.
> Any hints are greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Vince
Received on 2006-03-06

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