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#371821 - 24/03/2019 18:45 Replacement SSD?
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5612
Loc: London, UK
So, after all of my snarking that PATA SSD drives were still available, they're ... kinda drying up.

And the disk in my spare empeg just died...

The Kingspec ones have a one-month lead time, and the Transcend ones are ridiculously expensive (£108 for 64GB).

What's the story with CF adapters? I found this Syba Best Connectivity adapter which looks like it'll make the physical fitting easy, but (a) I'm not sure of the implication of "dual compact flash" and (b) does it work anyway?

Or should I just wedge one of these from StarTech in there instead?
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#371822 - 24/03/2019 18:59 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: Roger]
elperepat
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Registered: 11/01/2002
Posts: 203
Loc: Qc, Canada
Aliexpress seems to have quite a few available. But if you take in consideration the shipping time (at least for here in Canada), it might be as long as waiting for a Kingspec somewhere else.
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#371823 - 24/03/2019 19:17 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: elperepat]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31266
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks for that. I just nabbed a couple of the kingspecs at the linked site, purely as backups, hedging against failures. :-)
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#371824 - 24/03/2019 19:52 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: elperepat]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5612
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: elperepat
Aliexpress seems to have quite a few available. But if you take in consideration the shipping time (at least for here in Canada), it might be as long as waiting for a Kingspec somewhere else.



Estimated Delivery Time:20-40days

...which is roughly the same as Amazon UK is telling me.
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#371825 - 24/03/2019 20:38 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: Roger]
BartDG
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/05/2001
Posts: 2585
Loc: Bruges, Belgium
What's the maximum disk size en Empeg can comfortably handle? 128gb or 256 gb? And one disk or two? I forgot...
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#371827 - 25/03/2019 08:55 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: BartDG]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31266
Loc: Seattle, WA
If the disk is the standard 2.5Ē PATA IDE form factor, and doesnít involve any adapters, you can put in two disks.

128 will work with the factory kernel. 256 will work with the hijack kernel.

http://www.riocar.org/Drive_Upgrade.html (Itís baaaaaack)

Note: I had to run the builder twice on my Kingspec drive.

Happy upgrading!
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#371829 - 25/03/2019 13:41 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: Roger]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14016
Loc: Canada
With player software limitations and the like, it's probably best to stay at 128GB or below, per drive.

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#371831 - 25/03/2019 14:21 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: mlord]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5612
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: mlord
With player software limitations and the like, it's probably best to stay at 128GB or below, per drive.


Is that the actual drive size? Or the amount of content?

I bought a 240GB mSATA drive and JMicron adapter. Do I need to (somehow) curtail the drive size, or am I OK if I don't fill it up?
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#371832 - 25/03/2019 18:55 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: Roger]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31266
Loc: Seattle, WA
Asks the person who actually developed the product, of the (admittedly expert) user. smile
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#371833 - 26/03/2019 00:16 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: Roger]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14016
Loc: Canada
Somewhere on this BBS lies the answer! smile

I just don't remember at this point, but I do know this was discussed extensively in the past for spinning rust drives.

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#371865 - 01/04/2019 21:08 Re: Replacement SSD? [Re: mlord]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3160
Loc: Portland, OR
Don't forget to use Hijack kernel.

IIRC, the main issue with larger drives was the lack of memory for the large playlists that could result due to the number of FIDs.

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