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Old 09-05-2008, 08:01 PM
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Default put a bigger hard drive in the a3 80 gig?

im just gettin it but i know ill get the itch to do it if its possible
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:28 AM
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I have a 100GB HDD in my A2. I haven't tried anything on my A3, but I don't see why its not possible, as its the same thing as the A2(Same case, different processor and screen). Theres only one problem with drives bigger than the 80gb, they're all double platter, where as the 80 is a single platter drive. These players are only built to accomodate a single platter drive, so if you put a double platter drive in it, then it wont fully close. If your really interested in doing it I can take some pics of the gap on my 100GB A2.

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Old 11-18-2008, 04:07 PM
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didnt they more recently come out with a 100 or 120 gig single platter drive ?
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:41 AM
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Yes indeed !

Toshiba have the MK1231gal (120 giga one platter and 5mm thick) with lower consumption than the original A3 HDD. I ordered one on ebay for my 60gb A3 and wait for it for the transplantation !

Toshiba announced (i'm not related to them I promise ^^) a new 160gb one platter 1.8'' HDD (for the new ipod classic) : the mk1634gal. But you can't buy it yet...And btw, there is supposed to be a 30 000 maximum files number (if someon can confirm it would be nice) on the A3 so 160 gb maybe too much actually.

Watch out, there are other thin 1.88'' HDDs but mirco sata and not PATA/ZIF like needed for the A3 !
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So will the toshiba mk1231gal 1 8 120gb 5mm hdd pop right in w/o any other mods needed?


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Yes indeed !

Toshiba have the MK1231gal (120 giga one platter and 5mm thick) with lower consumption than the original A3 HDD. I ordered one on ebay for my 60gb A3 and wait for it for the transplantation !

Toshiba announced (i'm not related to them I promise ^^) a new 160gb one platter 1.8'' HDD (for the new ipod classic) : the mk1634gal. But you can't buy it yet...And btw, there is supposed to be a 30 000 maximum files number (if someon can confirm it would be nice) on the A3 so 160 gb maybe too much actually.

Watch out, there are other thin 1.88'' HDDs but mirco sata and not PATA/ZIF like needed for the A3 !
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