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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 7th, 2006, 9:39 pm Thread Starter
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Lightbulb iWay--Hey computer guys...

Right now I have been carrying both my iPod and my iWay for my mp3 needs-mainly because I hate spending time changing my music on the iWay. What can I say, I like variety. Rather than building/buying an adapter to connect both the GPS and iPod at the same time so I can hear GPS prompts and listen to the iPod tunes I would like to expand the storage of the iWay.

So my question is can anyone think of a reason that I couldn't pull the drive, grab an image off of it w/ Ghost, DD or something else. Drop the image onto a larger drive--maybe 60GB+ (I would want to find a auto or industrial use drive to handle vibrations). Then after the new drive is imaged, expand the music partion w/ Partition Magic or something similar???

Any thoughts, advice or other resource recommendations are appreciated.

My warranty is about to expire so I'm not concerned about voiding it, but I am concerned about breaking it.

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I doubt you'd break the iWay, as if it doesn't work you can just replace the original hard drive. I would be interested in seeing if this works.

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If I am not mistaken, I thought I saw some pictures of a dissasembled 500c on the GPSPassions board ( don't have the link here at the office). There are some sharp folks there in the Iway section who may be able to give more information
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I doubt you'd break the iWay, as if it doesn't work you can just replace the original hard drive. I would be interested in seeing if this works.
Thanks Ken,

Sourcing a drive is on my "to-do" list. I will document the procedure if I get brave enough to do it.

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If I am not mistaken, I thought I saw some pictures of a dissasembled 500c on the GPSPassions board ( don't have the link here at the office). There are some sharp folks there in the Iway section who may be able to give more information
Richard,

I read so many posts at GPSPassions I thought I was going blind... I read one post by someone who planned on taking one apart. Guess I am going back!

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As I recall the thread with the pictures related to overheating
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