Upgrade Your Cowon Q5W (and others) to 240GB!

By | Feb 5, 2009

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If you already have a Cowon Q5W and are longing for more storage space, Toshiba may just the right product for you. I say “may” because there are a couple of catches. RapidRepair is taking pre-orders for Toshiba’s MK2431GAH 240GB 1.8″ hard drive.  Although RapidRepair bills the drive as an upgrade for the Ipod G5, the drive’s ATA-100 connector is the same one used in the Cowon. The catches I mentioned? Well, for one, at $294, it’s a pricey upgrade to be sure. Secondly, there is a special note on the RapidRepair page for this drive that states that players other than the Ipod 5g will only see one platter of the drive (the drive has dual platters) which would effectively cut the storage in half to 120GB. I don’t know why that is, or if it does truly affect ALL players other than the Ipod 5G.  In either case, if you get the drive, follow my Q5W Hard Drive upgrade instructions and let me know how it goes because at this point, I’m not planning on getting one.

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