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120 Gb Expansion For Av500 100 Gb
« on: November 30, 2006, 02:30:21 pm »
On a hunch I bought a 120 gb Western Digital Portable HD to try and see if I could hook it into my AV500 100 gb USB A port.  I thought for sure the port would not have enough power to run the drive, but it does.  I can play movies directly from the portable drive.  I tried this out both on AC operation and battery and it worked well.  I do think that the battery would be eaten up very quickly though.

I plan to load the 120 gb drive up with video and reserve the majority of the 100gb Archos drive for music files.  This way I can take a large collection of video with me and play (with AC attached) most likely from hotels.  I tried a file transfer from the portable HD to the Archos and it did OK, just very slow.

Here is a link to the drive at Target.  It list for $179, but is on sale at $117 right now.


P.S.  This forum seems to be dying.  Not much activity.