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Old 08-17-2006, 06:03 PM
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Default Zen Sleek Photo HD Specs/Replacing Hard Drive

Would anyone know the HD model number used in the Zen Sleek Photo? I am investigating upgrading to a larger HD. Much appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:48 AM
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There is not enough room to fit a bigger hard drive unless you go with a 30GB. The drives that fit are 5mm. the larger two platter drives are 8mm in thickness. There is definitly not enough room for an additional 3mm.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. Some of the initial 1.8 inch HDs were 7mm. Guess I was hoping against hope....
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:25 PM
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Default 40 GB hard drive

I found a 40 GB hard drive from Toshiba. Model is MK4007GAL, thickness according to internet is 5 mm. The only thing I didn't find yet is, if it is already available.

Hmm. Just found the page again wher I read the specs. Check http://www.sdd.toshiba.com/ and then go to 1.8" drives.
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Old 09-21-2006, 04:23 PM
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Default Sleek HD spec

Thanks for the info, but does the Sleek require the ZIF interface or does it just take the ATA-6 as specified in the Toshiba spec sheet? Also, the MK4009GAL uses the ATA-6 interface and uses less power than the MK4007GAL.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:48 PM
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id say size b4 space...it HAS to be the same as the original size no ...caus ei would not wanna waste a loa of cash and not be able to fit it inside :P
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:50 PM
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btw here is the link to the drives
hXXp://www.sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=81000000000700000001000065980000000 0/810000000B0C000000010000659C000026BD
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:32 PM
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http://www.sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx...Specifications

It says it is 5mm in the height specifications. I cant tell what transfer system it uses though. What does the ZEN need? I need more room for music, but I don't want to sacrifice quality...

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:57 PM
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It looks as thought the size is within the specs of the original drive (5mm, non-ZIF connector), but I am not aware of anyone that has installed a hard drive of that size in the Zen Sleek. Even if it does fit, I'm not sure the sleek will recognize the entire 80GB. Do you feel like being our test subject? Here's the disassembly thread for the Sleek.

Edit: Thread merged with hard drive thread.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:46 PM
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For anyone's information

I just got a hd from a 30gig 2006 (i believe) Zen Vision:M working in my zen sleek
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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Welcome themanrain. Congrats on the switch. Any chance you can list what hard drive exactly so others can reference?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:31 PM
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Not sure, I'll take a look tomorrow, but I do know it has the same connector as a compact flash card
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:44 AM
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Sounds like you have an older Toshiba MK3006GAL since you have the IDE/Pins connection.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:25 PM
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Yea, for sure, I just wasnt sure what the ZIF connector, but now that i've found a picture it definetly is not a ZIF connector, and it is the ATA conector
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for verifying and updating the thread. Enjoy your Zen!
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Hi guys.. dont know if anyone looks in here anymore but:

I have 2 broken zen sleeks : one has a broken headphone jack such that only one ear works - the other has damage to the data connection such that it will charge but wont transfer data (part of the connection is actually broken off). I want to fill up the hard drive on the first one with my favourite music and then swap it with the other one so at least it has some music on it. I have opened one before to change the battery. Is it ok to just swap the hard drives over like this?
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Yes. It should work.
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Any update on which hard drive or hard drives may be swapped (hopefully just plug and play/without modifying the interface connector on the new HDD) for the original HD? Would love to replace the original 20gb HDD of my Sleek Photo with the following Toshiba 80gb:
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HDD180...Q749NAXZTC6QHE
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Any update on which hard drive or hard drives may be swapped (hopefully just plug and play/without modifying the interface connector on the new HDD) for the original HD? Would love to replace the original 20gb HDD of my Sleek Photo with the following Toshiba 80gb:
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HDD180...Q749NAXZTC6QHE
The drive you listed uses the newer ZIF connector, which is not compatible with the pins/ATA connector that I believe is used in the Sleek. However, the only way to know for sure is to take a look at the connector on your existing hard drive to see what kind it is.
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So, has anyone tried to replace the Zen Sleek Photo's hard drive with a CompactFlash card? Is an adapter likely to be needed?

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