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Poll Results: Would you buy a high quality hard drive based DAP?

 
  • 70% (38)
    Yes
  • 29% (16)
    No
54 Total Votes  
post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Not sure these are relevant, but: 1) 1.8'' HDD only provides 320GB of storage (which may not be enough for someone like myself) currently, while 2.5'' HDD provides 1TB for $120; and 2) iPod with Rockbox cannot output digital.


True, but the premiss of the thread is swappable HDDs(or SSDs) so the 320GB limit would be a non issue.

post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Not sure these are relevant, but: 1) 1.8'' HDD only provides 320GB of storage (which may not be enough for someone like myself) currently, while 2.5'' HDD provides 1TB for $120; and 2) iPod with Rockbox cannot output digital.

 

That's true. I think most of us would be covered with 320GB of storage. As I said, there is no perfect solution for everybody. That's why I would try to create 2 or 3 versions. One for multiple microSD cards (I think its kind of useless, because there are really cheap 40GB 1.8" HDD and they are not that big), one 1.8" HDD and one 2.5" HDD. If someone really wants to invest time into this project, he would have to ask the community on what most of them want. After releasing the first version, we could go on and create the other versions. 

 

My main concern would be how to plan this project, getting all the people to communicate and then there's the money issue. I'm a student, so no money.

post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post


True, but the premiss of the thread is swappable HDDs(or SSDs) so the 320GB limit would be a non issue.

Yes, but it would be better to carry around a 2.5" 1TB HDD, instead of 3 320GB 1.8" HDD for someone with a TB of music storage.

post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by Sleinzel View Post

Yes, but it would be better to carry around a 2.5" 1TB HDD, instead of 3 320GB 1.8" HDD for someone with a TB of music storage.


Then it defeats the purpose of a DAP with a swap option.

Build a DAP with a fixed 1TB HDD and be done with it because when you go over the 1TB then you have to get a new drive anyway at a higher cost.

You could go round-and-round about that forever...

post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post


Then it defeats the purpose of a DAP with a swap option.

Build a DAP with a fixed 1TB HDD and be done with it because when you go over the 1TB then you have to get a new drive anyway at a higher cost.

You could go round-and-round about that forever...

 

I think we are getting a little bit too much into detail here. What I think is important:

 

- Let the user decide on how much storage he wants (Swap option or fixed HDD, but easy to replace).

- Don't fix on one HDD size. I don't want to carry a DAP with 2.5" HDDs, some want to.

post #51 of 61

I would look at a 2.5" device as a transportable rather than portable. It wouldn't be what I carried if I was going for a walk, or grocery shopping, but it would be a way to take my whole library with me if I wasn't going to be home for a while. 

post #52 of 61
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I don't think that $10 40GB would be too useful... biggrin.gif

post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I don't think that $10 40GB would be too useful... biggrin.gif

Damn... I should have taken a better look at it. ;) 

 

 

10 40GB Hdds for 290$ (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-10-NEW-Toshiba-MK4006GAH-40GB-1-8-HDD1564-for-Laptop-1-2-yr-Warr-/110968452083?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item19d63c33f3). 

post #54 of 61
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I would look at a 2.5" device as a transportable rather than portable. It wouldn't be what I carried if I was going for a walk, or grocery shopping, but it would be a way to take my whole library with me if I wasn't going to be home for a while. 

Yeah, that's my main concern about a 2.5" device. I want a DAP as an everyday use device. As soon as I leave my house, i wanna have one device i can carry around, no matter what i'm doing. (Of course 1.8" is not best option for sport, but for pretty much everything else its perfect for me...)

post #55 of 61
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Originally Posted by Sleinzel View Post

Yeah, that's my main concern about a 2.5" device. I want a DAP as an everyday use device. As soon as I leave my house, i wanna have one device i can carry around, no matter what i'm doing. (Of course 1.8" is not best option for sport, but for pretty much everything else its perfect for me...)

your logistics are a lot better then my horrible couch manners.

 

You may have a fair point. The issues I see are mainly related to the engineering and coordination. There are probably some tools we can use. After all I am a programmer and we have a massive arsenal of collaboration software. Its just a matter of finding the right one. 

 

The one device theory falls a bit on its face for 2 reasons, firstly you have a cellphone and secondly you would probably have a PC and have to sync your library.

post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

your logistics are a lot better then my horrible couch manners.

 

You may have a fair point. The issues I see are mainly related to the engineering and coordination. There are probably some tools we can use. After all I am a programmer and we have a massive arsenal of collaboration software. Its just a matter of finding the right one. 

 

The one device theory falls a bit on its face for 2 reasons, firstly you have a cellphone and secondly you would probably have a PC and have to sync your library.

Am I really the only programmer who loves sports? :D

 

Nice to have a programmer, would be nice if you could help on coding the Custom Rom and modifing rockbox for our needs...

 

I would never rely on a one device theory, I might be the only guy without a smart/cellphone...

 

As I said, 1.8" big storage DAP would fit my lifestyle the best. But I don't see a reason to not create a 1.8" and a 2.5" device. 

 

In a previous post, i also made my point about communication. Engineering shouldn't be a big problem, I got a friend who studied electrical engineering and he has a pretty good understanding of audio, so I might ask him to help out if there are some problems.


Edited by Sleinzel - 11/19/12 at 9:44am
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by Sleinzel View Post

Am I really the only programmer who loves sports? :D

 

Nice to have a programmer, would be nice if you could help on coding the Custom Rom and modifing rockbox for our needs...

 

I would never rely on a one device theory, I might be the only guy without a smart/cellphone...

 

As I said, 1.8" big storage DAP would fit my lifestyle the best. But I don't see a reason to not create a 1.8" and a 2.5" device. 

 

In a previous post, i also made my point about communication. Engineering shouldn't be a big problem, I got a friend who studied electrical engineering and he has a pretty good understanding of audio, so I might ask him to help out if there are some problems.

yeah, why the hell not. I have a few friends that are very friendly with kernels and such. :P

post #58 of 61

Ok, so we got some programmers now...

 

Is there anybody out there who wants to help out on the engeneering part?

post #59 of 61

People can get a 1TB 2.5'' SSD for $591 now (it is a Crucial M500 960GB CT960M500SSD1, 2.5'' SATA):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148696

 

In terms of storage/price ratio, we are not far from practical. Now we can only hope for a new DAP that can read fast from 2.5'' SATA.

post #60 of 61

Keeping to a 2.5" and or microSD makes it a lot cheaper.

 

If cost isn't an issue you'd go for SSD. 

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