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Old 06-04-2008, 03:27 PM
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Default Cowon A3 HDD Upgrades

Possibly thinking of upgrading my HDD in this wonderful peice of equipment

was wondering if 1 anyone knew what kind of HDD was in it
What kind of of connector and number of pins
HDD thickness 5mm or 8mm?

Is the hdd able to be upgraded like Zen vision W or nay?
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:43 PM
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I suppose that someone has to take hsi A3 apart in order to answer your questions. I don't know how many people will do that to their A3...
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:54 PM
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Haven’t seen a post on a cowon A3 hdd Upgrade, but I did see an attempt to upgrade the A2 to 100gb here, hope it helps. btw on the a2 it's 5mm in thickness.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:51 PM
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The A2 is a single platter zif drive. I would bet money that the A3 is the same as the A2. You can actually fit a double platter drive into them also(I got a 100gb double platter in my A2) Except the case doesn't close all the way, it leave a 1mm or less gap in some areas. If you have the leather case from Cowon then it does perfectly fine with a double platter drive in it. I'm 99% sure they're using the single platter zif ata drive though, thats what they use in the A2 and the Q5W.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:17 AM
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cool so that means i can buy a 60gig 40pin zif hdd to try on my zvw and if the problems with my zvw dont dissapear when my warranty is up on my a3 i can swap it in
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:35 PM
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http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Pat...Specifications

anyone know what if this drive would work in my cowon a3 or in my zen vision W
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I think those will work mgz. I'm not extremely familiar with all names of the different types of connectors, but I think that one is the right one.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:29 AM
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cuz that drive is fairly easy to find(it actually shows up on google shop for like 85$)

if anyone knows a bit more definitively let me know plz thnx
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http://www.rcgrabbag.com/archives/cowon-q5w-teardown/ its for a q5 but still
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