Gmini120 firmware Version 1.9.3 showing
76289MB free space.
| The Archos Gmini120
is an MP3 player/recorder and USB
hard drive. Unfortunately, it comes with a rather smallish
20 GB hard disk. The Gmini120 can be bought for about
US $200, an 80GB drive is still a bit expensive (about $160).
The following 80 GB Toshiba notebook drive was used for this
Average Seek Time: 12 ms
Rotational Speed: 4200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA-5
Filled hard drive with junk (approx
75000MB, copied the same 1GB file to a new file). Took around 6 hours
to complete. The Gmini got a bit hot, but it didn't seem to mind. Then
copied a test MP3 onto the hard drive and successfully played it back.
The Gmini does not appear to be able to recognize the
or 3rd partition, or, at least I couldn't figure out how to make it see
the 2nd partition in a 3 partition test (Primary 2GB FAT32,
Primary 2GB FAT32,
At this point it is not known whether there are any
detrimental long term effects on the battery or any other
Don't do it - your Gmini may die.
You have been warned.
Thanks to Strath for his useful disection pictures and a place to put these pages.