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Subject: Re: Display power-off, larger RAM
From: Matthias Wächter (matthias_at_waechter.wiz.at)
>>And my new 40GB hard drive for my player arrived today, let's see how
>>to deal with it tonight.
> No big deal. I changed the 20 GB drive in my recorder against a 60 GB Toshiba
> drive some days after I bought the Jukebox. The hardest thing is not to bend the
> metal parts of the case while dissassembling and reassembling the unit. I formatted
> and filled the new drive with data on the PC with an 2.5" IDE-adapter. Dont know,
> what is happening if the drive is built in unformatted.
Wow, I got it working even without the 2.5" adapter under Windows XP,
directly via USB! What a success! After playing with my incompatible
server's USB port under Linux (some very old Intel chipset with one of
the first USB hubs on-board) and despairing about the missing adapter I
found a solution! As frequently noted the hardest thing is to format any
drive with more than 32 GB under XP (because XP's fat32 driver refuses
the formatting process).
I found a program called 'Paragon Partition Manager' which is available
in a 'trial' version for free. With this you can format the drive even
under the NT-based Windows variants without any problem, the limitations
of the trial version (no partition resizing etc.) are of no concern for
this simple partitioning and format process.
BTW: With the Partition Manager the whole drive is one partition, with
XP's Computer Manager dialog I got some 8 MB free at the drive's end (of
course just at partitioning). Conclusion: Neither partitioning nor
formatting is well done by Microsoft's native tools.
The tool is available at http://www.partition-manager.com
I hope that helps.
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