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ShiroiKuma
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.
pepilo
The rapsody s25 portable harddrive works well with my z.
tanjian2
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.
pepilo
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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ShiroiKuma
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?
pepilo
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.

QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ May 16 2007, 03:32 PM)
What is a good web store to buy it in Germany?
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deluxe
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.
ShiroiKuma
Because I want 120gb.
xjqian
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
tanjian2
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.
tux
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
nilch
You kight want to check this thread
https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...967&hl=portable

There are more choices that users have used...
Capn_Fish
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.
speculatrix
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
xjqian
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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