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iRiver H140 iHP-140 with big hard drive and Rockbox?

post #1 of 5
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I've got almost a month ago an iRiver iHP-140. The 40GB HD has already some failing sectors, anyway I'm really happy using it paired with my iBasso D12.


I'm looking to replace the HD. I've found the popular 120GB MK1214GAH to be really expensive, I'd rather go for a bigger HD if possible than paying that much. Some people complain about the performance speed with the former HD, I found it acceptable so I'm not looking into SSDs.


Any chance someone around here with an iRiver H120, iHP-120, H140 or iHP-140 H100 series with a big Hard Drive?


I've found on the Rockbox page this:

2010-05-26: Upgraded/replaced hard disks are now supported on all disk-based players (except Archos). Drives over 137GB and drives with large physical sectors are both supported.


So I'm wondering, anyone that already had tried it?


I'm tempted on getting a Toshiba MK2431GAH 240GB. I have read about success but from people that also recompiled Rockbox before the time of the mentioned change. Would it be possible to just swap the Hard Drive now that I'm using the latest Rockbox version (3.7.1) without having to recompile Rockbox?


Sorry to make again the question but I've only found outdated info.

post #2 of 5

There are a few threads on this here and in other forums. For example:



I have done the mod to an H12 going from 20 GB to 80 GB, you can see some pictures at: https://picasaweb.google.com/109437154048011247077/SecondH120#
In an H140 you can safely install up to 120 GB, this based on information posted on the web. Good luck.
post #3 of 5

In this thread, a 240GB was successfully installed for a H340. I don't assume it will work for H140, as I remember, H140 is older than H340. It's better to ask over there.


post #4 of 5

With Rockbox, you should be able to go bigger. The only limitation is the height or thickness of the bigger 1.8" hdd.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I just wanted to see if anyone here had this player with a hard drive like the Toshiba MK2431GAH 240GB and Rockbox without recompiling it. I'll give it a try after my holidays or if my ipod sells!

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