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Old November 15, 2008, 01:57 PM
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Default Acom Data Photon Portable Hybrid Drive Software

I recently scored one of these little guys (2.5 inch) for a customer to back his music up on.
NCIX.com - Buy Acom Data Photon Portable Hybrid Drive 80GB 5400RPM USB2.0 External 2.5IN Hard Drive - PHD080UHE-54 In Canada.

Imagine my surprise when I plugged it into my machine to format and name it for him and it turns out this thing comes formatted with a small fat32 partition on it that shows up as a cd drive and you can only access the rest of the drive through their proprietary software... I said bugger that.
After some digging around it turns out that there is a simple program out there to re-flash the firmware of the drive case so your computer can the see and use the drive like a normal one.

REMOVE CD PART.zip

From what I gather it works on all their hybrid drives.
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