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> Zaurus-powered Usb External Storage, What hard disks don't need AC adapters?
post Jul 21 2005, 02:51 AM
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While 4GB may seem like a lot for a PDA, if you start working with video, you quickly run out of space. What I would like to do is have a small portable hard disk (probably one of the "pocket sized" variety, not using a 2.5" hard disk) that I could use as a place to permenantly store video files. I would then use the C3100's USB port (with host cable) to connect to the drive and copy off a file or two as the mood struck me. It wouldn't be something that I would use for long periods of time, so the effect on battery life would probably be minimal. The problem is finding whether there are any hard disks that can actually be powered by the USB port on the Zaurus. I want to be able to do this operation on the go, without using an AC adapter. I thought I had read somewhere on the forums that someone had a mini hard drive working without an adapter. Anyone know what this might be?

What about something like this? Or maybe this?

Also, since the newer iPods have USB cables available, I was wondering if it was possible to use an iPod for this. Since it has a battery, it might not have power problems. Of course, since I'm a Mac user, my iPod is Mac formatted, which would probably cause problems... But I may upgrade to one of the 60gb models in the future, leaving my current 40GB one free to be reformatted.

Anyway, I'd appreciate any help you could give me.
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icruise   Zaurus-powered Usb External Storage   Jul 21 2005, 02:51 AM
nilch   You may not be in luck - if the C3100 has the same...   Jul 21 2005, 08:07 AM
mars   Ican confirm that the SL-6000 at least seems to wo...   Jul 22 2005, 12:42 PM
icruise   Hmm... So has no one tried using an iPod with a Za...   Jul 24 2005, 12:30 AM
icruise   Yes, that was one of the ones I was interested in....   Jul 24 2005, 02:25 AM
Meanie   QUOTE(icruise @ Jul 24 2005, 08:25 PM)Yes, th...   Jul 24 2005, 08:36 PM
Meanie   This disk will probably work. http://hardware.ear...   Jul 24 2005, 12:58 AM
TsingTao   I should try my Archos FM Recorder 20(gb). It...   Jul 27 2005, 08:37 AM
icruise   This guy (page is in Japanese) has apparently conn...   Aug 7 2005, 05:49 PM
nilch   This is the AltaVista translation of the page... -...   Aug 8 2005, 08:13 AM
icruise   I read Japanese, and he says that it worked with n...   Aug 8 2005, 01:59 PM
Lauter   Hi! The gmini 400 (archos) is a very nice ha...   Aug 8 2005, 02:06 PM
icruise   nilch, do you have your iPod set to enable use as ...   Aug 8 2005, 02:21 PM
BarryW   Just a quick note on the usb iPods. I just bought...   Aug 8 2005, 10:46 PM
TsingTao   I tried the Archos FM Juke. It attemts to charge ...   Aug 9 2005, 12:14 AM
tombraider   My Archos AV420 with a 20 GB hard drive is recogni...   Jan 11 2006, 03:53 PM
bjornkeizers   The Archos Gmini 400 multimedia player works with ...   Jan 14 2006, 02:02 AM
icruise   I thought I would resurrect this thread to add som...   Oct 1 2005, 07:39 AM
pwaak   Here's an update for Mac iPod owners. I'v...   Apr 18 2006, 07:31 PM
bam   then maybe i can pick up an old ipod that doesnt c...   Oct 1 2005, 11:26 PM
oneguynick   I use my mini all the time with my c1000. You do h...   Oct 8 2005, 08:51 AM
BarryW   QUOTE(bam @ Oct 1 2005, 10:26 PM)then maybe i...   Apr 19 2006, 10:56 AM
jandr   Hi everyone, Here's a question that hopefully ...   Jan 11 2006, 02:32 PM
speculatrix   I found that my 6000 will host an iPod nano, and t...   Jan 15 2006, 11:21 AM
speculatrix   I was able to smb mount my nephew's ipod nano....   Apr 19 2006, 12:49 AM
BarryW   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 18 2006, 11:49 PM)I w...   Apr 19 2006, 10:55 AM
DaemonsGR   I have a Ipod Video 30gb (5G) can I do a trick by ...   Apr 19 2006, 01:56 PM
pwaak   QUOTE(DaemonsGR @ Apr 19 2006, 04:56 PM)I hav...   Apr 19 2006, 06:38 PM

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