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Old 04-12-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default People have done SSD/CF conversions, what about SD(HC)?

I saw this:

And It made me wonder if I could use it to replace the HDD in my H340... The H340s are getting on these days but I still use mine regularly. I wouldn't mind replacing the drive with something with no moving parts, to get rid of hdd noises when recording via the built-in mic...

I know people have done SSD/CompactFlash conversions, but is there any reason using one of these SDHC adapters wouldn't work? SDHC tends to be cheaper than CF, and more devices accept SDHC, so if the iRiver were to die tomorrow, the card would still be of use to me.

I haven't had a good google yet, but if there were adapters that accepted more than 32GB (does that only only say 32GB because it was the biggest available when it was made?) then that'd be handy. Hell, I could maybe even cut a hole in the bottom of the H340 to allow changing the SD cards over without opening the case...
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:57 AM
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I am trying to research the same issue...

The item listed above is no longer available but there is a similar one on Amazon which is listed as only supporting up to 16Gb cards. It would be really handy if it could take 64Gb cards.

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:33 PM
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To reach 64GB,you woud need an SDXC adapter rather than SDHC.

I see that you can get an SDXC to CF adapter, so that plus the CF to IDE adapter might work.

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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Lookey here:

It can be done.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:02 AM
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Hey razor and others, I've owned an H340 for years, and the drive finally died after many years of faithful service. I'm buying the parts to do the SDXC upgrade similar to razor's.

razor, thanks very much for all of your information in the other thread. It inspired me to finally get off my butt and make this mod to my iriver. I also have a Cowon U3 and after the iriver died I fell back on it for my daily music needs. Then the U3 also died (headphone jack). Sooner or later I will have to fix that up as well, but that's another story.

For now, I await my parts for the upgrade to the H340. I like razor's idea to use the 1.8" drive casing CF-to-IDE adapter, so I bought that one. I've gutted my H340 in the past to upgrade the battery, so I know the insides of the device, and the idea of a HD chassis that perfectly fits into the H340 will be very helpful. I'll be getting the same SD-to-CF Adapter as razor.

As far as the SDXC, I decided on the Lexar 64GB Professional 133x Class 10 SD SDXC here:

Once I receive the parts and do the install I'll return and post my results. Thanks again to all who have offered their info and help.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:32 AM
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I own a Iriver IHP 120.. Harddisk died many years ago and i'm trying to revive it.. So i'll be following this topic closely.

I'd love to put a SD card in my IHP120 instead of a CF card..if it is possible!
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:30 PM
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The problem with SD cards are that they don't go up to the reading and writing speeds that CF cards do and the highest Class 10 SD card is just 133x,which is the lowest speed for CF cards and don't do that well for replacing a hard drive. A higher speed like 266x and 400x are a much better choice for replacing a hard drive. At least this is my experience with iPods,though the same should apply to both devices since they both use hard drives.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:53 PM
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I did this a while back and it works, but with some minor problems. FYI, it fits great in the player and you just need to cut a small hole in the top to insert the SD. Drawbacks are:

-lower read/write speed as mentioned above. Pretty problematic for live recording. FYI, I used a class 10 8GB Transcend card
-buggy with rockbox. Use v3.0 for best results. Occassional songs would skip a milisecond on playback.
-battery drain is almost 2x higher with the adapter than an HD.
-if player starts without SD inserted you have to manual reset.
-if battery runs out/manual reset happens while loading, the SD can get corrupted easily.

Still a nice option to have though. I have 5 SD cards with each main genre of music I listened to.

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