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Subject: Re: ROLO automatically after *Panic?
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (
Date: 2003-10-08

LoveLearn wrote:
> But CONTINUOUSLY running
> the hard drive plus the electronics sections requires more average power
> than the connected power supply can input. Continuous or nearly
> continuous hard drive running can occur when transferring files or when
> recording. Right??

Wrong. Have you ever tried to record with Rockbox? We don't run the
drive continuously, we only spin it up when we need to dump the buffer
to disk.

> I thought that someone who actually knows would have addressed this, but
> they didn't. So I've suggested this speculative explanation. I hope
> someone who knows more about this will jump in and explain what probably
> is actually occurring. There's a regularly scheduled 4 hour radio
> broadcast that I'd like to record for playback at my convenience. So I'd
> also like to reliably make Archos recordings that long.

You seem to assume that everybody has problems with long recordings. As
far as I know, lots of people do long recordings all the time without


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