HowTo step by step
- You need a Torx T5/T6 screwdriver.
- Don't buy a SSD which is to big. Watch the size before buy. (better buy a thin drive)
- There is no significant speed raise with SSD!
- Drive current has to be 5V. (3.3V only with active adapter)
- I am not responsible for any damage on your device and your self. So work carefully and open your eyes.
Shut down your device.
Remove power supply and USB cable!
Open the 4 screws on the backside with a Torch 5 Screwdriver.
Open carefully the clips with a flat screwdriver. They are all around on the 4 sides of the Archos.
DON'T BREAK them!
Flip the side with the display away let it stand in a position of ~90°.
(Because one cable is a little bit to short. If you want to lay it completely you have to remove this cable first.)
Put the long battery away from the HDD.
You need the space for the next step.
Remove 2 screws over the HDD
2 on the side, where the long battery was.
Remove the foil near by the SATA connector.
Put the HDD out.
Pre-Format your new HDD or SSD with EXT4 (EXT3 will work too)
Use a partition tool like EaseUS Free Edition
Or use a Ubuntu Live CD/USB
if you want to transfer your files from your old HDD to the new one.
Do the steps S6 till S3 reversed.
Start your Archos and check if all works fine.
Ckeck the memory in system menu.
Transfere some big files.
If all works fine, do steps S2 & S1 reversed.
If the SSD is not recognized, format it in Repair menu (you will find it in settings)
Hope i could help some of the people who wants to make the device a lot better.
Post your Quadrant scores and Battery consumption here together with your HDD type if you want.