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    Except for one problem.....
    The streetdeck software is tied to the physical hard drive, so imaging hte drive with Ghost (or anything comparable) would require you to re-register your streetdeck, and possibly render it useless.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    another good reason to have you guys do it

    the default image can be 40 gig's, a larger drive could keep that same 40 gig partition with the remainder as a media partition...

    as far as this unit not being latest greatest PC power wise, it's similar to buying an ultra portable, in that your trading off raw power for convenience, I could see offering the base config at 40 gigs, & then just 1 or 2 optional upgrades, these upgrades could be at a premium that would make it worth your while, & at the same time alleviate a lot of apprehensions about buying this unit for many...

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    I think the price is way too high, these specs can be obtained at the fraction of the cost if you build it by yourself (you can even get better specs if you shop around).

    Also, most people on here I believe are into the DIY and at the lowest price possible so this is not a good alternative when it comes to that department...
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    Then the G4 is not targeted towards you.

    This is not a product targeted towards the DIY market.

    It is a product targeted towards those individuals who do not have the time and patience to research, part together, install, and trouble shoot a CarPC.

    The tooling required for such a product is not cheap. This mobo is NOT an off the shelf MOBO. There are propritary products in the G4 as well that require a good deal of research and development...that costs money.

    Have you taken any business classes? Have you taken any manufacturing classes? Marketing? Anything?

    All of these classes will teach you about the cost of products.

    People seem to think that it's all black and white. That the WalMart and the NewEgg of today is how everything is done. It's such a shame really.
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    No need to downgrade people to prove a point...

    I did not say this product costs less to manufacture, I was implying that you could get something similar for a better price if you go the DIY way.

    In any case, I actually thought it was a very nice device that offers plenty to whom ever could afford it.

    I believe I am entitled to my opinion
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    You are absolutely entitled to your oponion.

    Your comments seemed to me, unnecessary if all you were trying to do was restate the obvious. Because of that, I felt that that's not all you were trying to do, and responded as such.
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    Looks like there is a serious showstopper problem with the suggestion of using an external USB hard drive to overcome the 40GB storage limitation:

    This will not work through the unpowered USB hub (at least with my new Western Digital 80GB Passport drive). It must be connected directly to one of the 3 USB ports.

    That might not be an impossible problem, except for the fact that the external USB soundcard I got (Turtle Beach "Audio Advantage Roadie") also fails to work with the USB hub.

    That leaves me with either my music files and no audio, or audio but not my music files. (Or of course I could have my USB HD dangling out of the front USB port, but nobody could seriously make that suggestion.)

    Needless to say, after all these months of waiting I am extremely disappointed. I will be stuck with the 40GB limitation and only have a portion of my FLAC-based audio library, largely defeating the whole point of my purchase. Not sure what to do now...



    Also I guess I must just be really dumb (since this should be an easy thing to do), but I see no way to play music from my external drive (or even from any other directories on the internal hard drive). It only has an option for the DVD drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    Looks like there is a serious showstopper problem with the suggestion of using an external USB hard drive to overcome the 40GB storage limitation:

    This will not work through the unpowered USB hub (at least with my new Western Digital 80GB Passport drive). It must be connected directly to one of the 3 USB ports.

    That might not be an impossible problem, except for the fact that the external USB soundcard I got (Turtle Beach "Audio Advantage Roadie") also fails to work with the USB hub.

    That leaves me with either my music files and no audio, or audio but not my music files. (Or of course I could have my USB HD dangling out of the front USB port, but nobody could seriously make that suggestion.)

    Needless to say, after all these months of waiting I am extremely disappointed. I will be stuck with the 40GB limitation and only have a portion of my FLAC-based audio library, largely defeating the whole point of my purchase. Not sure what to do now...







    Also I guess I must just be really dumb (since this should be an easy thing to do), but I see no way to play music from my external drive (or even from any other directories on the internal hard drive). It only has an option for the DVD drive.

    The rear USB PORTS power my 120GB IBM HDD without xternal power!

    I think you should scroll down some more it should be there, mine is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiro View Post
    The rear USB PORTS power my 120GB IBM HDD without xternal power!

    I think you should scroll down some more it should be there, mine is.

    Right, that's what I meant - the standalone USB ports work fine. But since there are only 2 rear USB ports, I have to choose between either my hard drive or my sound card (since one of the rear USB ports is already taken by the hub that is used for WiFi and Bluetooth).

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    Screw it... I'm just gonna buy a reasonably-sized notebook HD and go through the hassle of swapping it out (and I guess having to buy a new SD license?).

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