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Old 01-25-2007, 11:55 AM
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Default woohoo now a easy harddrive to update zen

well at least its small enough.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:01 PM
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Maybe that's why Creative didn't release a new 2nd-generation ZVM at CES2007: they were waiting for this HDD.....



or, one can hope.....
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:10 PM
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Ugh... I hate it when they specify storage in the number of songs or movies you can fit into it. "Look, you could store 15 hojillion songs on this device." Sure, if every song was under 2 minutes, and compressed at a 64 kbps sample rate). In mono.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:41 PM
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But is it a ZIF drive.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:39 PM
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Ugh... I hate it when they specify storage in the number of songs or movies you can fit into it. "Look, you could store 15 hojillion songs on this device." Sure, if every song was under 2 minutes, and compressed at a 64 kbps sample rate). In mono.
yea my friend doesnt know much about mp3 players and he was choosing over zvm and the ipod 30gb, and he asked me how many songs can it hold, and me, not knowing the exact number, threw out a random number and he said the ipod can hold more.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:02 PM
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Hmmmm... I wonder how many 1-second songs encoded at 8kbit-mono at 12kHz you can cram onto the ZVM before the filesystem craps out...
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:05 PM
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8Kbps 1 second songs.. probably as little as 30GB/8Kb and as much as 60GB/8Kb

dont feel like converting and stuff so yea... definitely over 1,000,000
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:23 AM
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Man 1,000,000 blips... That sure is alot of beeps.. I really dont think I would want to listen to that for ruffley 2 months strait..

As for the HDD.. I heard a while back (or read it on the net somewhere) that Maxtor was going to make a 1.8 100Gig... I havent heard anymore about it.. I have even searched the net and all I can find is 1.8 drives as large as 80Gig running at 5400RPM...
But with that said Im not willing to pay $400 for an 80Gig drive...
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:09 PM
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its funny how things change.just talked to a neieber who worked at ibm in the early 60s ya wouldnt belive me the things we just got talking about.like a 5 meg hard drive that weighed 1 ton lol.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:30 PM
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Haha, yeah back then computers had to be stored in warehouses and took up entire rooms. Heck, just looking at the last 20 years you can see how things have shrunk and changed..... Remember mid/late 80s cell phones? Heck maybe even early 90s? Things will continue to get smaller and smaller while getting more powerful. But time may be running out for silicon.


On another note, I saw Short Circuit 2 for the first time in ages last week and there's a scene where Johnny Five explains his uhh "abilities" (?) including his upgrades such as a "enormus" 512MB memory. Not a exact quote and I probably messed that up somehow, hmmm....


I've always found a little humor when they bring things like that up in old movies, it's one of those things where I think they really shouldn't since it dates a movie even more.... Unless that's the intended effect.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:19 PM
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True story: I worked part time as a sort of technology consultant at a non-profit trade organization while I was in college in the mid-90s. In one of the offices, they had an old IBM DisplayWriter word processing station. This monster took up a whole desk with its peripherals. It stored data on 8" floppies that held about 256K each. They had been using it to type their monthly newsletter for years. I was able to convince them to switch over to Word for Windows on the fancy new PCs they had just purchased, but they kept it set up and ready to use as a backup, just in case I never was able to convince them to network the computers.
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Yeah in my day we downloaded our MP3s to punched cards, and we had to play them by looking at the holes by candlelight because we didn't have no 'lectricity! Yeah that's the ticket!
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8Kbps 1 second songs.. probably as little as 30GB/8Kb and as much as 60GB/8Kb

dont feel like converting and stuff so yea... definitely over 1,000,000
Imagine listening to your entire music collection if it were that! haha, how long would that take to listen to then?!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:49 PM
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Imagine listening to your entire music collection if it were that! haha, how long would that take to listen to then?!!
1,000,000 seconds = 11.5 days if it were gapless playback.. add 1/4 second between tracks (a total guess) making the total playback time 1,250,000 seconds = 14.5 days
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Uh-huh... one step closer to the machines taking over.

All I can say, is when the machines retrofit me with my mechanical computer parts, so that I can slave endlessly in the machine makin' factory, I hope I at least get a partition for my mp3s.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:46 AM
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is someone going to try this out? i really dont want to be the one.. :P
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