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post Mar 13 2004, 12:45 AM
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Since SL-6000 has USB host, is that possible to attach USB DVD?
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post Feb 10 2005, 09:51 PM
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I guess this is just the way harddrives are. I can neither umount /dev/sda1 nor /mount/usbhd even with the -f (force) option. On my windows xp I can't safely stop the attached hd either, complaining "busy". maybe problems with some of the housing unit or even the specific hd. but just remove the hd, no harm done.
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post Feb 11 2005, 07:07 AM
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QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 10 2005, 09:51 PM)
I guess this is just the way harddrives are. I can neither umount /dev/sda1 nor /mount/usbhd even with the -f (force) option. On my windows xp I can't safely stop the attached hd either, complaining "busy". maybe problems with some of the housing unit or even the specific hd. but just remove the hd, no harm done.

Just out of curiosity - will it let you unmount it immediately after mounting it, or does it immediately become "busy" upon first mount?
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post Feb 15 2005, 12:33 AM
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Hi guys,

Forgive me if someone already posted about this, but I didn't see it mentioned...but then again I stopped reading after page two as my temples started to throb. <JK>

Anyway, With all the successful Arcdisk usage, I decided to try the ARCHOS AV320 (20GB) video player to see if it would work. Well, I tried and it worked perfectly. I could access the drive and see all the files. Now I didn't do much more (yet) becuase this was only HALF my project. The othber half was taking the 20GB drive out of the AV320 and putting an 80GB drive in....as per these instructions:


Now the Archos is not a small (or light) beast, but with 80 GB storage and the fact that it comes with the JBM PVR100 (for recording off any av output to MPEG-4) I thought it was a worthwhile companion to my 6000L.....Of course the Z can play movies and MP3, but encoding a movie is a 4 to 6 hour process, whereas with the archos, it is only as long as the show you want to record, be it a DVD or a TV sitcom.

Now there is a NEWER Archos (the AV420), but the 20GB version has a very small footprint harddrive and is NOT (at this time) upgradable to 80GB, not too mention that there is/was a DIVX 5.0 codec issue that I don't know if it has been resolved.

The AV320 is discontinued, but some places like CompUPlus.com have them for about $350, which is alot unless you plan to buy more than one arcdisk, in which case, you're getting pretty close. As for the 80GB hard drive, DELL sells a nice Toshiba Slimline drive that is what I am using (Approx $120, if you wait for a deal). Remember you can sell the old 20GB for cash to offset a small portion of the cost.

Now does it work? Well, unfortunately I am still formatting the 80GB drive thru the Archos, so I will have to come back and update. It's taking forever, so I may restart the format or let it run overnight. UPDATE: I reformatted using a desktop PC and copied the files over from the old drive to the new 80GB drive and then reflashed ARCHOS firmware. IT WORKED MUCH FASTER. (This is noted as an alternative solution, but after restarting format and being 5% done in 6 hours, I decided to try the PC way, insteaad of using the ARCHOS for format. Obviously the Archos does a rreal low level format). Anyway, so far so good, the 6000L mounts the Archos and see the full 80GB. Still need to put some files on it (at a breezy USB2.0 speeds I might add.wink.gif )

Anyways, I would think it everything should work quite well, since it is only a different hard drive and all the USB comminication stuff is the same (siince it is the same mobo).

More updates to come....Please let me know if there is anything in particular you want me to try. I should mention that this ONLY works when both devices are ON, which means that the drain on the 6000L battery should be minimal.

Here's a picture of the Archos AV320:

Also, the specs say the AV320 battery is internal and non-user-replacable...this is total BS, there is a single screw holding battery in and replacements cost $29 at LaptopsForLess.com

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Anonymous   USB HD attached to Z!   Mar 13 2004, 12:45 AM
Anonymous   I was wondering the same thing. I believe it would...   Mar 13 2004, 10:40 AM
Anonymous   By the way, is it USB 2.0 or 1.1? I'm thinking to...   Mar 13 2004, 02:25 PM
Anonymous   It is good if I can connect it to my pocket HDD 40...   Mar 13 2004, 02:35 PM
vishnja   http://www.serialio.com/info/zaurus/notes/...SL-60...   Mar 13 2004, 03:03 PM
Anonymous   So only the USB devices which meet OTG compliance ...   Mar 13 2004, 10:38 PM
vishnja   btw.: seems that Sony will not make it as the firs...   Mar 14 2004, 02:59 AM
sysmax   I found this note on the Philips site: QUOTENote:...   Mar 14 2004, 04:32 PM
jbruno   QUOTEBy the way, is it USB 2.0 or 1.1? I'm thinki...   Mar 18 2004, 02:08 PM
DrWowe   The I/O bus on an embedded processor likely couldn...   Mar 18 2004, 09:05 PM
arthurbrownlee   Doesn't G take more power than B? they are both co...   Apr 2 2004, 10:26 PM
Netmonger   Im a bit confused - is it possible to plug a camer...   Apr 21 2004, 07:49 AM
richmitc   I plugged my Magicvision USB camera into the Z usi...   Apr 21 2004, 06:58 PM
mjj   QUOTEhttp://www.serialio.com/info/zaurus/notes/SL-...   Jun 8 2004, 07:56 PM
lwong   WOW! 20G HDD attached to Z   Jun 11 2004, 07:46 PM
slocaus   Do you have a URL for it? Googled: Your search - A...   Jun 11 2004, 09:33 PM
stupkid   From my searching I think that this is referred de...   Jun 11 2004, 09:50 PM
lwong   The Archos 20G HDD is avaible at lot of places, ne...   Jun 12 2004, 04:35 AM
lwong   Quick update before I have to go out: MP3 and MPE...   Jun 12 2004, 05:20 AM
Stubear   Create a symlink in /home/zaurus/Documents to /mnt...   Jun 13 2004, 03:36 AM
edo   Hey lwong, Zaurus --> USB Hard Drive = nice! Re...   Jun 13 2004, 07:43 AM
Ethereal   Just another data point, but I have used SanDisk S...   Jun 13 2004, 09:59 AM
dfb   QUOTEJust another data point, but I have used SanD...   Jun 18 2004, 04:20 AM
nevarrie   so how is the battery life with the drive pluged i...   Jun 21 2004, 11:39 AM
CoreyC   I'd like to hear some experiences owners have had ...   Jun 21 2004, 12:28 PM
lwong   I haven't really tried out the battery life wi...   Jun 22 2004, 04:17 PM
Jakob   So the Arkdisk with 40 GB storage does also work w...   Jul 4 2004, 04:47 AM
lwong   QUOTE(Jakob @ Jul 4 2004, 07:47 AM)So the Ark...   Jul 5 2004, 05:53 AM
Jakob   Is correct, sounds plausible. But the 20-GB-Arkdi...   Jul 6 2004, 02:50 AM
lwong   QUOTE(Jakob @ Jul 6 2004, 05:50 AM)Is correct...   Jul 6 2004, 05:22 AM
stevevw   lwong, In using the Archos 20GB HDD do you use it...   Aug 23 2004, 12:27 PM
mitchrl   I have a 40gb Toshiba drive in a drive enclosure I...   Aug 24 2004, 08:14 AM
lwong   QUOTE(stevevw @ Aug 23 2004, 03:27 PM)lwong, ...   Aug 25 2004, 05:52 PM
stevevw   I wonder if my Goldx cable is faulty not letting e...   Aug 28 2004, 05:18 PM
jacksonchan   For anyone who has this hard drive, I have a coupl...   Oct 16 2004, 07:11 PM
akpoff   I'm doing just that this week with a 6000L and...   Oct 16 2004, 08:53 PM
hubcapboy   has anyone located a source for a mini-a to mini-b...   Oct 17 2004, 09:39 PM
aki   It would be great to have the capability to hook u...   Nov 3 2004, 08:06 PM
roue   Hi Folks, Just bought the goldex usb pack and tr...   Nov 13 2004, 02:07 PM
technojunkie   give the ported package a try, the 6000 and 5600 a...   Nov 13 2004, 03:49 PM
lardman   I'm surprised there's not an option somewh...   Nov 14 2004, 05:48 AM
guylhem   I have that on the custom kernel on externe.net/za...   Nov 14 2004, 06:44 AM
polito   I just bought an ez bus mini 40GB drive by Aprico...   Nov 18 2004, 09:42 PM
stevevw   OH, I may have to try one of those out. If it wor...   Nov 19 2004, 04:17 AM
dwchapin   I'd be interested to see someone reincarnate T...   Nov 19 2004, 12:14 PM
johnw   QUOTE(edo @ Jun 13 2004, 10:43 AM)After many ...   Nov 19 2004, 06:43 PM
xe1yyb   how do you actually connect it the 20 gb hd to the...   Nov 19 2004, 08:48 PM
polito   It's easy... I have an adapter to go from the ...   Nov 19 2004, 10:40 PM
tovarish   QUOTE(polito @ Nov 20 2004, 07:40 AM)I'm ...   Nov 20 2004, 05:52 AM
polito   That's the coffee table... and yes, it was ver...   Nov 20 2004, 08:38 PM
range   I tried to attach my Lexar 256 MB Jump Drive to my...   Jan 10 2005, 06:47 PM
polito   Yah you're generally going to need to mount it...   Jan 10 2005, 10:32 PM
Omicron   QUOTE(polito @ Jan 11 2005, 01:32 AM)Yah you...   Feb 2 2005, 03:31 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(Omicron @ Feb 2 2005, 06:31 AM)Okay, I ...   Feb 10 2005, 10:05 PM
unplug   I have a question about umount usb HD. When I trie...   Feb 9 2005, 09:39 PM
jbruno   QUOTE(unplug @ Feb 9 2005, 09:39 PM)I have a ...   Feb 10 2005, 07:00 AM
unplug   Well, I did umount on both /dev/sda1 and /mnt/hd (...   Feb 10 2005, 07:55 PM
xjqian   I guess this is just the way harddrives are. I can...   Feb 10 2005, 09:51 PM
jbruno   QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 10 2005, 09:51 PM)I guess ...   Feb 11 2005, 07:07 AM
Omicron   Hi guys, Forgive me if someone already posted abo...   Feb 15 2005, 12:33 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(jbruno @ Feb 11 2005, 10:07 AM)Just out...   Feb 22 2005, 11:40 PM
nilch   Has anyone tried this ? http://www.insanetek.com/f...   May 5 2005, 10:21 AM
polito   It _should_ work fine since it's most definite...   May 5 2005, 10:27 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(nilch @ May 5 2005, 06:21 PM)Has anyone...   Sep 27 2005, 02:35 PM
guylhem   Do you know where to get such a Hitachi microdrive...   May 10 2005, 12:14 AM
scheck.r   Hi Guylhem, I found 4Gb for $157 here Hitach...   May 10 2005, 02:41 AM
BarryW   I got my Nano to mount!   Sep 24 2005, 03:30 PM
BarryW   Hey guys just to add a little more info to that la...   Sep 25 2005, 12:13 PM
polito   I was going to ask about whether or not the nano/i...   Sep 25 2005, 02:57 PM
systemparadox   I've tried to connect 3 different laptop (2.5 ...   Oct 4 2005, 10:50 AM
inode0   QUOTE(systemparadox @ Oct 4 2005, 06:50 PM)I...   Oct 4 2005, 12:45 PM
BarryW   Most of the drives we get to work aren't reall...   Oct 4 2005, 12:38 PM
rob_figlabs   We've just launched a USB hard drive for the Z...   Feb 22 2006, 06:59 AM
dbowden   QUOTE(rob_figlabs @ Feb 22 2006, 09:59 AM)We...   Feb 22 2006, 07:13 AM
the_oak   Really wanted one of these: Rapsody S25 OTG for PS...   Feb 24 2006, 07:18 PM
xjqian   QUOTE(polito @ Jan 11 2005, 01:32 AM)mount -t...   Feb 25 2006, 02:39 AM
the_oak   Got the 40 GB 5400 rpm laptop hd installed in the ...   Mar 8 2006, 02:56 PM
persona   Hey guys. I've got a Vosonic 3320. After read...   Sep 28 2006, 07:24 AM
speculatrix   I've also observed odd problems with multi-slo...   Oct 2 2006, 01:32 PM
persona   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 3 2006, 05:32 AM)I...   Oct 4 2006, 04:55 AM
pelrun   I've just been playing with my old X'sDriv...   Dec 1 2006, 06:13 AM

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