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  1. Is it just me, or is that link just a spam link?
  2. Here is an update on upgrading the HD5 to 40GB: http://www.atraclife.com/forums/index.php?...st=0#entry20810
  3. I just installed a Toshiba MK4007GAL 40GB in my Sony HD5 and it works great! The 40GB drive actually only gives you 37.2GB because its 39,990,689,782 bytes. There are a few things I've noticed that are different so far: 1. You will need to re-register the mp3 player for your computer if you use sonicstage. 2. This may just be my imagination, but I think the HD access time is faster. I'm probably just imagining it. For legal purposes: I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT OCCURS DUE TO ANYONE TRYING TO UPGRADE THEIR DRIVE! I will updating this post within the next week or so with step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade your HD5. (I have a lot of exams coming up so I can't really do it right away). Check back for updates!
  4. Thanks doug! This definitely helps a lot.
  5. Doug, I've been having the same problem with my player. I'm also assuming you need to convert the mp3 to a wav and then convert the wav to ATRAC lossless. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like it might work. Let me know if you figure anything out and I will do the same. Thanks!
  6. Thanks! This is really helpful! I'll keep you all updated on whether or not the 40gb upgrade works!
  7. I'm still confused on how the formatting works... Tell me if I'm understanding this right: Once I install the new 40gb hdd I just need to turn on the power of the mp3 player (without it being plugged into my computer) and on the main screen I can format it by using the firmware on the mp3 player? Is that right? OR Do I need to format the drive BEFORE I install it into the mp3 player since the drive is brand new? ALSO: TO SUPERBON: you didn't by chance take any pictures while you had it apart, did you? Those could come in handy for when I'm upgrading mine. Thanks!
  8. Also, would the Toshiba MK4006GAL 40 GB drive work instead of a Toshiba MK4007GAL 40 GB? EDIT: Nevermind, I just ordered the Toshiba MK4007GAL 40GB drive for my HD5. It was really hard to find and cost me $130. It should be here within the week. I'll let you know if it works in my HD5. *crosses fingers*
  9. I'm really interested in upgrading my hdd for my HD5 from 20gb to 40gb. Let me get this straight, so if I buy the Toshiba MK4007GAL and hook it up to my HD5 and start it up, I don't have to worry about re-installing the firmware or formatting the drive? I'm just concerned because if I need to format the drive before i install it in my HD5 I need to know that. Thanks!
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