Hard Drive causing problems with Relook 400

Rob T

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Since installing new Hard drive, a Samsung Spinpoint 250GB, been getting untold problems. Picture breaks up when watching channels from Astra 28.2 :confused Unable to record anything, HD sometimes dosen't spin up. Take the drive out and problems go away !

The Samsung is a ATA133, but it seems that here and on other sites people seem to be using ATA100 drives. Correct me if I am wrong.

Does anyone know therefore if the controller on the Relook is ATA100 or ATA133 as I can't find any info on the spec

In the meantime I am going to send back the Samsung and try an alternative drive. Still confused however why pictures should break up only on channels from Astra 28.2 ?
 
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Rob T said:
Since installing new Hard drive, a Samsung Spinpoint 250GB, been getting untold problems. Picture breaks up when watching channels from Astra 28.2 :confused Unable to record anything, HD sometimes dosen't spin up. Take the drive out and problems go away !

The Samsung is a ATA133, but it seems that here and on other sites people seem to be using ATA100 drives. Correct me if I am wrong.

Does anyone know therefore if the controller on the Relook is ATA100 or ATA133 as I can't find any info on the spec

In the meantime I am going to send back the Samsung and try an alternative drive. Still confused however why pictures should break up only on channels from Astra 28.2 ?

Mount the drive in a inverted position (upside down) sounds stupid i know but i think you'll find it may cure the problem.:eek:
 

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Zipper said:
Mount the drive in a inverted position (upside down) sounds stupid i know but i think you'll find it may cure the problem.:eek:

Sorry, forgot to mention I initally installed 'it upside down ' Unfortunatley didn't work properly no matter which way up it was !

Have found out from another site however that Samsung drives and this one in particular caused problems in Relook and Humax PVR's. Which is a shame becuase they run very quite and quite cool. Anyway its on it way back to the place I bought it from. Just have to make sure the next HD is one that other owners of Relook's have used with good results.

Rob
 
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