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 Post subject: 100GB LYRA JUKEBOX!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:59 am 
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my Lyra had only 20gigs of storage space and was somewhat limited. So instead of buying another LYRA, I decided to pop open the case and do some simple engineering. Soldering had to be done because the battery pack was fixed ontop of the original hard drive, and 6, 1inch ground wires secured the HD to the mainboard, they were merely minor obsticles. In short, after cutting them off, I yanked the 20GB and installed a brand new 5,200 rpm, 100 gig drive to kick the IPOD's ass. Yeah! :P

These gadgets are so useful because you can store all your software and personal files so that they will be safe from accidental deletion, as compared to a hard disk being in docked in your tower 24x7. At the same time it's a portable Jukebox! Eat you heart out IPOD... :D You've been spanked!

My next mod will be to change the internal battery so that i can extend the units playtime while unplugged.

Stay tuned! :wink:


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i never thought about taking pics of the entire process, as this topic this was posted in "multimedia madhouse" right after I was done.

urmumsacow wanted some pics...here they are...


(BTW: i "freeze framed" the shots from my video camera, so just excuse the noisy image quality)
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after adding a dozen songs and a bunch of software to test it out...
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im honestly suprised this worked, but it is sweet.


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[:shock:] what kind of hd is it and where did you get it [/ :shock:]


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gamerfreak wrote:
[:shock:] what kind of hd is it and where did you get it [/ :shock:]


The drive reads: Hitachi TravelStar... and apparently, it's 100GB.


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Newegg 100gb selection


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owwww, 4200 rpm


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owwww, 4200 rpm
thats all you would ant in a portable player, a 5200rpm would kill the battery.


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IIRC arent ipods 5400rpm? i dont think the mini's are but i think the reg. ones are. maybe i'm confused :roll:


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gramaton cleric wrote:
IIRC arent ipods 5400rpm? i dont think the mini's are but i think the reg. ones are. maybe i'm confused :roll:
idk, but i do know my lyra was a 4200rpm drive to begin with


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ohh i was about to say.... I thought u made the drive internal :roll:

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nice, but if you EVER need that much space your crazy. i used to think my 50GBs of MP3's was to small, my collection is down to 7.21Gbs all of which is on my ipod


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ohh i was about to say.... I thought u made the drive internal :roll:

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yes, yes you are ;)


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The 100 Gigabyte drive is inside the LYRA and kicks ass! 8)
As a gift, my brother sent it to me from Japan.
here are the specs:
made by NEC;
5200 rpm;
16 MB cache;
avg seek time of 4.7ms,


The Travelstar hard drive in the image above, is a what I took out, that came stock with the LYRA.


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daveyd wrote:
The 100 Gigabyte drive is inside the LYRA and kicks ass! 8)
As a gift, my brother sent it to me from Japan.
here are the specs:
made by NEC;
5200 rpm;
16 MB cache;
avg seek time of 4.7ms,


The Travelstar hard drive in the image above, is a what I took out, that came stock with the LYRA.
nice, maybe you could hook me up with one too :wink:


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