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Offline WoozleWazzle

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Portable USB Harddrive
« on: August 30, 2006, 05:58:08 am »
Hi all,

My Creative Zen Touch has finally retired after being dropped a few days ago. Everything works except the essential navigation and play buttons, but it does still play music. Instead of struggling with it I've decided it might be of more use as a portable hardrive.

Does anyone know if I can reformat the hardrive (maybe with a certain program?) so it doesn't need drivers to access it and I can just plug it in and transfer files? It has a 20GB drive which could be very usefull.

Under 'My computer>manage' it shows up under 'device manager' as a 'MTP player' or 'portable media player' on the computer with "Creative MediaSource" that I used to use to transfer music with. The new firmware was supposed to allow the player to be recognized on any computer as a 'PlaysForSure' device, but I've always had trouble with it. On another computer it shows up under the 'device manager' as an unknown device.

I really want to make use of it,
any help is much appreciated.

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 07:15:06 am »
under my computer does, does it allow you to open it up and see the files and folders inside it? you might be able to just drag and drop stuff in to it manualy

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 06:40:55 pm »
I'm sorry, what were you saying? I was too busy staring at your avatar

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Yes, you should be able to use it as storage devise. Just go to my computer, and it should be listed as a drive. You can also use the windows formatter, but I don't recommend that. Just delete everything off of it
« Last Edit: August 30, 2006, 06:43:31 pm by Fink »

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 06:48:16 pm »
I'm sorry, what were you saying? I was too busy staring at your avatar

This kid in my math class has that game on his calculator.
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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 06:58:07 pm »
I'm sorry, what were you saying? I was too busy staring at your avatar

This kid in my math class has that game on his calculator.

lol, I have the 1st Mario on my TI-98

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 06:59:04 pm »
I make my own calculator games :P

No seriously, I do.

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 07:01:57 pm »
yeah that avatar is trippy as this is so off topic I know but you can't help but to watch it.

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Re: Portable USB Harddrive
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 02:17:46 am »
Yeah, I have the game on my Ti-84 Plus in the 'Puzzpack'.

The device does not show up in my computer. Thats what I was trying to explain when I was talking about drivers.

Thanks anyway
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