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Topic # 242714 10-Nov-2018 18:05
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Wanted small 2.5" hdd for an old laptop to run Volumio music system. I have looked and they all seem to big for my purpose anything 8gb or there about would do, has anyone got any old ones lying around would pay for P&P etc


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  Reply # 2123407 10-Nov-2018 18:16
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What details on the laptop?

 

Hard drive have an IDE or Sata interface?

 

Under Windows Manager you can always make a larger drive have a smaller partition, etc.

 

 





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  Reply # 2123415 10-Nov-2018 18:50
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I might have something, not sure, will check later. It would be very old if I do, and definitely IDE. If I still have it and it works, you are welcome to it,

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2123416 10-Nov-2018 18:54
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Same.
Give me a shout if needs be.

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  Reply # 2123420 10-Nov-2018 19:26
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That small I would be considering a SD to SATA adapter and just putting a card in it for the silence of no clattering spinning rust. Those adapters are slow, but so are HDDs.





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  Reply # 2123521 11-Nov-2018 10:00
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I have two IDE drives, 6 and 16 GB. I just checked and formatted them and both seem fine. If you want either or both, PM me with your details and tell me your wishes. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2123570 11-Nov-2018 14:03
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Thanks guys I need 2.5" sata drive, all I need is a small hard drive to work in an old laptop running Volumio music player and would just run headless and in ram.  Hope this makes sense I have looked for hdd's and they all seem to large for my purpose.  I have set it up with an old 1tb but just seems a waste as its not doing anything apart from booting up.


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  Reply # 2123575 11-Nov-2018 15:06
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  Reply # 2123589 11-Nov-2018 16:26
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Can the laptop USB boot unattended?





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  Reply # 2123597 11-Nov-2018 16:47
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richms:

 

Can the laptop USB boot unattended?

 

 

 

 

That would be my thought, if everything is in memory. Get a small (physically small) USB stick.


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  Reply # 2123684 11-Nov-2018 19:43
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Just had a look at Volumio web site..... Very versatile and flexible open source music player...

 

https://volumio.org/discover/

 

 





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