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Old 11-24-2008, 11:37 AM
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Default F Series 120GB HDD upgrade is possible! Success story...

I used this Rockbox wiki as a guide:
ZIFToATAAdapter < Main < TWiki

It was a very tight fit, and took a few tries to close - but I got it to work. The key was to make sure the leads from the ZIF cable were not exposed, in any way.

Here's a pic of my finished product (it's an F40, but I use an F20 cover):
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:57 AM
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How did you get to let your foobar player look that nice?
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:40 PM
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How did you get to let your foobar player look that nice?
Foo Smooth: http://www.neugablonz.de/index.php?seite=foobar3
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:29 PM
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Thanks mate!
HAve fun with your monster player!
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:06 AM
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Do you have the links or website where you purchase the zip cable and adapter?

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I used this Rockbox wiki as a guide:
ZIFToATAAdapter < Main < TWiki

It was a very tight fit, and took a few tries to close - but I got it to work. The key was to make sure the leads from the ZIF cable were not exposed, in any way.

Here's a pic of my finished product (it's an F40, but I use an F20 cover):
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:17 PM
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I bought the one at Dealextreme:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10887

(notice that I added a review there, as well). Again, I would suggest buying at least two, in case you get a dud. Each adapter will come with one cable for a Toshiba drive, and one for a Hitachi drive.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:14 AM
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thanks for the link

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I bought the one at Dealextreme:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10887

(notice that I added a review there, as well). Again, I would suggest buying at least two, in case you get a dud. Each adapter will come with one cable for a Toshiba drive, and one for a Hitachi drive.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:30 AM
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Hey roebeet: Can you share the exact model of the 120GB hard drive you put in your gigabeat?

Thanks in advance!

Gerardo Acosta
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:30 AM
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Hey roebeet: Can you share the exact model of the 120GB hard drive you put in your gigabeat?

Thanks in advance!

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It's the Toshiba MK1214GAH (8mm thick, dual platter). buy.com had a good deal, at the time. But probably eBay would be your best bet, right now. EDIT: CDW seems to have a good price ($119 US) - I just googled it.
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