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Title: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: MistaBoosemi on November 14, 2011, 02:09:28 PM
I've been looking to see if any of the devices had over 100 gigabytes of memory. Can anyone help?
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: cereal_killer on November 14, 2011, 02:38:02 PM
Hey MistaBoosemi,

check http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/DeviceChart, there you have all supported devices with their features listed (capacity too). But as far as I know no player with a stable rockbox port has more than 100 gigabytes. The iPod Video is available with 80 gigs and is a stable port. There are 120 and 160 gigabyte 6th gen iPods (iPod classic), but the port is is in an unusable state, but many people have no problem running rockbox on their 6th gen. iPod.

Then there is the possibility of modding a device with larger capacity drives or flash cards. E.g. the iPod video can have 240 gigabyte of capacity then.

Greetings

c_k
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: Falco98 on November 14, 2011, 09:41:28 PM
Memory: I'd be surprised if *any* of the supported devices had even ONE gigabyte of memory, let alone 100 gigabytes.  I'm not sure how much the ipod 5.5 has, but i'd guess maybe a half gig or a quarter?  maybe even less, I haven't looked up the specs and I might be grossly mis-estimating.

However I don't think you're asking about "memory", also known as RAM (among other terms), you seem to be asking about storage capacity (which is something completely different), as already addressed by c_k's response.  In this case I defer to his response:  the ipod 5.5gen has an 80gig version which you could probably find on ebay or amazon for less than $200 if you're lucky, and a few different ipods can be modded to use a 240-gig hard drive which c_k mentioned also, and you can find more details about, i believe, if you search other forum posts here.
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: gevaerts on November 15, 2011, 04:48:02 AM
However I don't think you're asking about "memory", also known as RAM (among other terms)

Wrong. RAM is "Random Access Memory". Not all memory is RAM. Other types of memory are e.g. ROM, flash memory, or (gasp!) storage systems like hard drives. It's true that many people tend to not use the word in that last sense very often, but it's still a correct and valid meaning of the word.
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: MistaBoosemi on November 15, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
No, not RAM.  I mean storage. I'm sorry if there was any sort of confusion
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: TriTL on November 16, 2011, 07:52:21 PM
search the forum and you'll see that some players as the X5 from cowon, some ipods and the iriver h1XX and H3XX series can be upgraded with larger hard drives. There is even an harddrive replacement guide on the rockbox page (not very up to date but useful).

My advice: buy one of the players on ebay, buy a fitting drive (chinese sellers are very cheap...240 gig for under 100 €) and install it :)
Some people write about problems with "large" disks in their players.
For me it worked to install an alternative bootloader on my iriver.

You should calculate about 200€ for this. Or you find a cheaper player with a bad drive.
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: Falco98 on November 19, 2011, 01:46:37 PM
However I don't think you're asking about "memory", also known as RAM (among other terms)

Wrong. RAM is "Random Access Memory". Not all memory is RAM. Other types of memory are e.g. ROM, flash memory, or (gasp!) storage systems like hard drives. It's true that many people tend to not use the word in that last sense very often, but it's still a correct and valid meaning of the word.

you're right but only technically - i was clarifying based on the common usage (which is how i percieved the OP was using it, and i believe i was right).
Title: Re: Which Rockbox stable device has the most memory?
Post by: Chronon on November 19, 2011, 03:18:43 PM
you're right but only technically - i was clarifying based on the common usage (which is how i percieved the OP was using it, and i believe i was right).

You assumed a specific, restricted meaning (which turned out not to be the correct one).