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New model Cowon - Plenue D2

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by tiddlywinks, Jan 1, 2019.
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  1. cdsa35000
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  2. counterclockwise
    wait, what?
  3. NotKunvinced
  4. silverfishla
    How did you do that?!?! Please share?
  5. cdsa35000
    Unscrew 4 screws at the sides/bottom.
    Insert flat-head screwdriver/creditcard etc. into bottom edge to lift-up the backplate.
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    To access the SD card disassemble the board:
    Unscrew 4 screws RED ARROWS.
    Remove/lift blue foil.
    Lift up the 2 black latches from the back to remove the foil-flat-cable YELLOW ARROWS.
    BLUE ARROW chip on foilcable is doublesided taped, so careful peel it loose.
    AT TOP lift up the bigger display connector.
    Remove the external/dummy SD card from slot.
    GREEN ARROW Lift up from the bottom of board and slide off from the frame.
    Now you can swap the internal SD CARD. 20190523_203836.jpg

    FORMAT the new SD card using USB READER and using guiformat as follow:
    You can put all your musicfiles on/with the SD card/USB reader beforehand back as it writes faster than inside the pd2.
    CRAP: 8000 files limit is still there on internal mem, every files after that is NO FILE, not readable crap database limit!

    Have fun!
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
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  6. mbphotox
    Did the performance improve or did you use a slow card?
  7. cdsa35000
    Original card was a noname 64GB UHS-3, I use Sandisk 128GB UHS-1, probably no speed difference when accessing/writing inside PD2 interface.
    I have 18.000 files on the new 128GB card, fresh bootup/data base update time around 2-3 minutes, database update stops at 8000 files anyway.
    Just tested:
    Bootup/database time ready with internal 128GB, 18.000files is: 30 seconds.
    Bootup/database time ready with internal 128GB, 18.000files AND external 64GB (=original pd2 internal) , 4500files is around 2 minutes.

    If you have slow bootup time, you sd card is too fragmented. You need guiformat32 with 32kb clusters for fastest R/W speeds.
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  8. silverfishla
    Did you need to copy those other files that are on the internal memory to the new card?
  9. cdsa35000
    No nothing, PD2 will do itself automatically at first database update.
  10. trivium911
    Haha that's too funny, why didn't they just give zero internal memory and two sd card slots? Lol. I'm assuming to keep cost down and justify a higher price tag for more internal memory on their higher end devices
  11. silverfishla
    Is there a GUI formatter for MAC that works like the one you marked for Windows?
  12. cdsa35000
    goooogle is your friend: https://www.admfactory.com/how-to-format-usb-flash-drive-to-fat32-in-mac-os/

    But the problem is the FAT32 Format: Allocation unit size/value/clusters sectors needs set to 32768 bytes=32kB. (the best speed performance setting)
    Standard ultility's are not user selectable and format32 with 4kB/8kB defaults, as these sectors are too small sizes and reading it will be slow as hell, hence maybe thats why some ppl startup times are slow.
    Above windows FORMAT32 ultility defaults is 32kB or is user selectable.
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
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  13. Soundtrap
    Yeah but if file limit is still the same that means files beyond 8000 are not playable?
  14. taffy2207
    You can also kiss your Warranty goodbye the moment you do this hack, that should be noted before you get your toolbags out.
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  15. jmills8
    If yhey can set it to a 25k file limit then yeah.
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