Advice Needed Humax HDR HDD...

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.....would my old 320GB hdd from the Foxsat be suitable as a storage drive for my computer? I replaced the drive in my Foxsat HDR for a 1TB and now have almost all of the leftover content of the original drive watched (it's in a caddy behind the tv connected to the Foxsat by usb).
If it is suitable then it will save me some cash and give me some valuable extra storage.
 

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It should be OK.

IIRC the HDs are optimised for AV use and spin at 5400rpm rather than 7200rpm so things may be a bit slower as a result. But the cache may mask that.

Also, it's formated under Linux (EXT2 or 3 - can't remember which) so will probably need repartitioning and formatting.
 

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Check what model of HDD it is, as mentioned it may be an AV HDD which are rather slow, the one I pulled from my $ky+HD box is a slow drive which my TV seems to hate as it's often too slow, but that's probably just cos it's a seagate drive, which are poo... :-rofl2
 

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Thanks, it is an AV drive, and it will be re-formatted, probably NTFS, so that Windows can use it too (Windows can't use ext4 that my Linux computers use) and overcome the 2GB filesize imposed by FAT32. I only use Windows when I absolutely must (which is rare these days)
Speed is not a primary consideration for storage.
 
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