HDD replacement - success!

Tony1A

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HI ALL

Just giving you all an update. I have changed the HDD in the Samsung box using a 3.5 inch caddy and fitting a 2.5 inch 750gb drive. All is functioning great! I'm not re-subbing to Sky or anything like that, but will be putting a Sky PVR back in the cabinet and recording all my FTA channels again. Can't believe how much quieter the box is now without a full-size drive clicking and whirring away.

A success! :D:D:D:D
 
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Excellent :)

Dont do too much live pause on it or you might quickly run through the write lifespan of the device.
 
Tony1A

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Don't use it, AS! Just use the machine as a normal recorder/player only. No worries. The drive I used is an Hitachi HGST 2.5 inch.
 
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Is there something in the options to turn the live pause off as I thought it constantly buffered?
 
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Is there something in the options to turn the live pause off as I thought it constantly buffered?
Yes, there is and it's one of the first things I did when I got a box as I didn't like the idea of the hard drive churning away just on the off chance I might want to rewind live TV. I have yet to miss that feature, especially with the days of online catch up if I do miss something.
 
Tony1A

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Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
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North-East England, UK
Must remember to turn that feature off. :)
 
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I have yet to miss that feature
I really like that instant replay feature. Whenever my wife or I miss something said we quite frequently jump back 30 seconds to hear it again. A very useful feature IMHO.
 
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HI ALL

Just giving you all an update. I have changed the HDD in the Samsung box using a 3.5 inch caddy and fitting a 2.5 inch 750gb drive. All is functioning great! I'm not re-subbing to Sky or anything like that, but will be putting a Sky PVR back in the cabinet and recording all my FTA channels again. Can't believe how much quieter the box is now without a full-size drive clicking and whirring away.

A success! :D:D:D:D
Nice 1 Tony ..
Didn't think you'd have any issues..
Job well done.
rgds
VS
 
Tony1A

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Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
I've switched off the live pause function, too.
 
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Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
Messages
707
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
I have the Samsung box back in the cabinet and I can honestly say it works exactly the same as a full size HDD, but much more quiet. I would say that if anyone is planning to do this....GO FOR IT. I recommend using a Hitachi HGST 2.5 inch HDD. :D

I used a 750gb drive, which means that 140gb is locked off for Sky services (not needed) which gives me 610gb for FTA recording. Happy Days.
 
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Lazarus

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I think the Live Paws I posted earlier have flummoxed everyone!
 
Tony1A

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Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
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