Join Date: Jan 2008
HDD upgrading : new toshiba 1.8'' HDDs ?!
Hi everyone !
Ok, there are already few topics on upgrading the A3 HDD with at least, a successful upgrade with a 80 gb HS082HB from Samsung. But i'd like to get some news of the different experiences of changing the A3 HDD :
-any trick for formating and putting the firmware back on the new hdd ?
-what reference of the new HDD ?
-Is it just needed to get a PATA HDD or the ATA-7 inteface is compulsory ?? (cf the 120gb toshiba MK1231gal ATA-3/ATA-4)
-the 30 000 maximum number of files on the A3 is a reliable piece of info ?
As I decided to get a new battery (thx otter') I feel like changing my A3's HDD to get a 80 or even better a 120 GB HDD.
I looked for 1.8'' HDD single platter (=5mm thick) and i found that toshiba announced new single platter 1.8'' HDD up to 160gb (google "MK1634GAL") with really low consumption. slim, big capacity and low consumption and PATA/IDE : sounds perfect for the A3 !! (they use that HDD in the new ip*d classic btw)
Yet you can't buy it yet on ebay or wherever (if someone can find it somewhere plz tell me !!!)
Thx for reading and if you're inspired plz share !!
A3 rules (but would rule more with a bigger HD
Last edited by usul; 11-10-2009 at 09:22..