A&P Epson P-2000 thoughts after a few days

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  1. ittech

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    For a photo storage device, this thing is top notch.

    Incredible high-res (ppi) screen, 640x480x24bit in 3.8 inches. Great color rendition.

    Transfers are quick, operation a little poky but worth it. Battery life is decent, about 2.5 hours of continuous use.

    It wasn't all that great for mp3's, as it just doesn't have the software or hardware interface like an mp3 player.

    It's great for divx movies if you can get them to play. And has some issues skipping forward on certain movies.


    I had to make it better, so I just got done slammin a 100GB seagate momentus 5400 rpm 8mb hard drive in it. Did a drive clone and its working great with the new space.

    The old drive was a hitachi 40gb 4200rpm 2mb so this drive is noticably faster... It makes the thumbnails come in a lot faster and pretty much run faster overall. The new drive has the same power levels as well :bigthumb:

    Just wanted to let everyone know these things are great! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
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    :bowdown: More than I can afford pal. :wtc:

    I bought one of these: FlashTrax 40GB $212 for a refurb :coolugh:
     
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    yeah it's a little thick and large... but now it's justifiable with 100GB :o

    The screen is really killer... You can see which pictures are going to be great right out of the camera, make slideshows to show people, etc.

    If you could hook another usb hdd up to it to back it up, I wouldn't need a laptop at all.
     
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    Yeah its great. I had a bad one to start, it deleted the file shortcuts but not the actual files, but after a switchout its awesome. Great battery life and swappable batteries was the reason I upgraded. Slide show is pretty cool, software could be better. I wish it moved rather than copied to albums.

    How hard was the switchout? Sounds like a decent idea, I shoot way to much
     
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    Here's my post from dpreview:

     
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    Basically it's very easy... battery out, 8 screws on outside, pull back off, disconnect speaker carefully, disconnect power connector, 3 minimini screws on RF plate, RF plate off, 4 systemboard to top case mini screws off, drop unit out carefully, disconnect front panel controls by pulling out tabs. Disconnect lcd backlight ribbon by lifting very carefully on tab then pull out, disconnect other power thing. pry hdd connector off with flathead screwdriver, unscrew hdd, slide out.

    Clone with notebook ide or usb adapters, resize first partition bigger leave the other alone, note LBA and nonactive...

    Then reassemble in reverse order.
     
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    Is 2.5 hrs enough? :noes: How many card transfers is that? :noes:
     
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    It seems to take about 5 minutes to copy from a ultraII 1gb card, maybe a couple minutes more.

    I would not be able to fill the 100gb in one charge for sure, but then again I can't take 100gb of pics in a couple days either.

    The space really just gives me the option to backup my laptop, hold some movies and keep my photos on the device for quite a while after I dump them off to dvd or my raid or something.
     
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    What about battery life for chimpaholics like me. :embd: How much are spare batteries? :hs:
     
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    spare are like 50-60

    michael reichman of luminance landscapes got 13gb of transfer on a battery, and it recharges in like 2 hours...
     
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    Holy shit, long time no see man. :eek3:
     
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    i'm on vacation
     
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    I wish I was. :o
     

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