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Subject: RE: jbr15 v2 HD?

RE: jbr15 v2 HD?

From: dennis barton <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:21:22 -0700

At 6/19/2006 11:37 p, you wrote:
>Hi Denis, have a look on ebay, any 2.5 inch laptop replacement drive will do
>the trick. You'll probably struggle to get a new drive smaller than 20GB
>though. Fugitsu, IBM/Hitachi travelstar, and Toshiba drives have all been
>successfully used as replacements/upgrades. Generally speaking 4200 spin
>speed will do the job, and will conserve batteries, however the new Western
>Digital 2.5 inch drives claim that their battery consumption on their 5400
>RPM drives is the equivalent of a 4200. A 5200 will definitely make the
>unit boot faster, though the effect of putting rockbox into flash will be
>greater still. Spin speed doesn't generally matter too much, as it spins up
>whilst your music is playing anyway.

it does help a lot.
i wasn't sure if i needed anything special, so will look for any cheap 2.5.
i did some new ones at closeout store for $40ish, but maybe ebay is cheaper.


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Received on 2006-06-21

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