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ShiroiKuma
post May 16 2007, 03:48 AM
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Does anyone use a portable harddrive with the Z that doesn't require external power, when used with the Z.

It's been discussed before, the consensus being basically, that the Z delivers just enough power for smaller devices, but usually not enough for a harddisk, though there could be ones which work.

So far however no one's identified such a drive explicitly, if I'm not wrong.

Is there a harddisk like that? I'd like to purchase it, but from the ones I've used so far, none would power on with just the current from the Z.
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pepilo
post May 16 2007, 04:31 AM
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The rapsody s25 portable harddrive works well with my z.
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post May 16 2007, 04:45 AM
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QUOTE(pepilo @ May 16 2007, 12:31 PM)
The rapsody s25 portable harddrive works well with my z.
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The question is does it require its own power supply or a powered hub? Or does it work with a single USB connection?

I have a non-branded 2.5inch disk but I need a powered hub.
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pepilo
post May 16 2007, 04:55 AM
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The rapsody has an internal battery and works with a single USB connection. No need for a powered hub.

QUOTE(tanjian2 @ May 16 2007, 02:45 PM)
The question is does it require its own power supply or a powered hub? Or does it work with a single USB connection?

I have a non-branded 2.5inch disk but I need a powered hub.
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post May 16 2007, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE(pepilo @ May 16 2007, 01:31 PM)
The rapsody s25 portable harddrive works well with my z.
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What is a good web store to buy it in Germany?
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post May 16 2007, 06:20 AM
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Sorry I can't help you. Bought mine in july 2006 from this store:

http://www.24traders.net/

but they don't sell it anymore.

I think it's better you ask the manufacture:

http://www.dacostech.co.kr/eng/index.html

for a good store in your region.

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What is a good web store to buy it in Germany?
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post May 16 2007, 06:49 AM
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QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ May 16 2007, 07:48 AM)
Does anyone use a portable harddrive with the Z that doesn't require external power, when used with the Z.

It's been discussed before, the consensus being basically, that the Z delivers just enough power for smaller devices, but usually not enough for a harddisk, though there could be ones which work.

So far however no one's identified such a drive explicitly, if I'm not wrong.

Is there a harddisk like that? I'd like to purchase it, but from the ones I've used so far, none would power on with just the current from the Z.
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Wondering why you would go through the problems of finding a compatible external hard drive, when every USB stick I have ever plugged into the USB has worked fine, required no supplemental power, retains memory without power, seems indestructible, and costs so little these days.
2 months ago I "bought" a 4GB USB drive for $18, but there was an $18 rebate with it, meaning it was free, with free shipping. Can't beat that deal. techbargains.com is your friend.
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post May 16 2007, 06:59 AM
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Because I want 120gb.
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post May 16 2007, 11:38 PM
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The consensus is that Z don't have enough power for 2.5" drives but can power 1.8" drives. Apricorn makes very good 1.8" drives confirmed working with Z in the 6000L harware forum.
http://www.apricorn.com/products.php?cat_id=51
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post May 17 2007, 12:59 AM
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QUOTE(xjqian @ May 17 2007, 07:38 AM)
The consensus is that Z don't have enough power for 2.5" drives but can power 1.8" drives. Apricorn makes very good 1.8" drives confirmed  working with Z in the 6000L harware forum.
http://www.apricorn.com/products.php?cat_id=51
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Anyone know if we could rip the drive from one of these and swap it for the 4Gb inside a 3000/3100? Even a 30Gb internal drive would keep me happy - but 100Gb would be awesome.
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post May 17 2007, 01:06 AM
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QUOTE(tanjian2 @ May 17 2007, 08:59 AM)
QUOTE(xjqian @ May 17 2007, 07:38 AM)
The consensus is that Z don't have enough power for 2.5" drives but can power 1.8" drives. Apricorn makes very good 1.8" drives confirmed  working with Z in the 6000L harware forum.
http://www.apricorn.com/products.php?cat_id=51
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Anyone know if we could rip the drive from one of these and swap it for the 4Gb inside a 3000/3100? Even a 30Gb internal drive would keep me happy - but 100Gb would be awesome.
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cool.gif As you can see from my sig I have a pma430. It has a 30gb drive. On the archos sites you can find spares of all sorts including hard drives. I haven't looked too hard at the details, but this might be a possible source?

Harking back to the original post: I must see if the pma can be attached to USB host on my 3200 0r 6000. I should have tried that long ago! rolleyes.gif
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post May 17 2007, 07:16 AM
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You kight want to check this thread
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...967&hl=portable

There are more choices that users have used...
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post May 17 2007, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE(tanjian2 @ May 17 2007, 03:59 AM)
QUOTE(xjqian @ May 17 2007, 07:38 AM)
The consensus is that Z don't have enough power for 2.5" drives but can power 1.8" drives. Apricorn makes very good 1.8" drives confirmed  working with Z in the 6000L harware forum.
http://www.apricorn.com/products.php?cat_id=51
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Anyone know if we could rip the drive from one of these and swap it for the 4Gb inside a 3000/3100? Even a 30Gb internal drive would keep me happy - but 100Gb would be awesome.
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I don't think so if it's a 1.8" drive. The Z's drive is 1 inch, unless I'm mistaken.
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post May 17 2007, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 17 2007, 07:54 PM)
I don't think so if it's a 1.8" drive. The Z's drive is 1 inch, unless I'm mistaken.
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yup, the 3x00 has an internal microdrive, basically a hard drive the size of an over-thick CF card
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xjqian
post May 17 2007, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE(tanjian2 @ May 17 2007, 03:59 AM)
Anyone know if we could rip the drive from one of these and swap it for the 4Gb inside a 3000/3100? Even a 30Gb internal drive would keep me happy - but 100Gb would be awesome.
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The microdrive in 3000/3100 are 1" drives not 1.8".
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