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    Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

    This is a discussion on Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; This guide will show you how to upgrade the Hard Drive in your Samsung HD Box If you wish to ...

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      Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      This guide will show you how to upgrade the Hard Drive in your Samsung HD Box

      If you wish to upgrade the Thomson HD Box, please use this guide - Thomson HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive
      If you wish to upgrade the Pace HD Box, please use this guide - Pace HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive
      If you wish to upgrade the Amstrad HD Box, please use this guide - GUIDE WANTED

      Tested Hard Drives:
      Seagate 1TB Seagate HD Int PIPELINE 7200 3.5" 1000GB/SATA/32MB - ST31000533CS

      Disclamer:
      The HDD has not been changed, just removed and put back, apparantly some Seagate 1TBs will not work.
      On my particular model there is no warranty sticker, if there is one on yours and you break or remove it you will have voided your warranty
      Please add to the thread any HDDs that you have working in the Samsung Sky+HD box

      Default Hard Disk:
      Size - 320GB
      Make - Western Digital
      Model - WD3200AVJS
      Interface - Sata-300
      Speed - 7200rpm
      Buffer - 8MB
      Transfer Rate - 300Mbps


      Step 1
      Tools Required:
      Flat head screwdriver
      Philips head screwdriver
      New HDD

      Preperation:
      Get something to put the screws into
      Get the tools together
      Be gentle and careful

      Step 2

      Remove the screws on the rear of the box


      Remove the 6 screws on the underside and unclip the tabs


      Slide off the case towards the front while gently wiggling it


      Step 3

      Remove the screw from the PSB and slide towards the front


      Remove the screw from each side and release the clips


      Remove the screws from the front panel and slide off to the right


      Step 4

      Remove the screws holding the hard drive in place


      Lift the hard drive up and remove the cables


      You now have the box and the hard drive seperated



      Step 5

      Add your new hard drive and work backwards through steps 4-1 to put your box back together
      Last edited by skypaulusplus; 15-05-09 at 10:23 PM.


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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      What is the largest hard drive that you recommend for this upgrade?
      Regards Sunset

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      Nice work Paul, makes a change from the usual ............


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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      Yes how big?

      Also any new suggestions on chead HDD's

      Maybe something you know I dont?

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      well i reccomend a 1tb 7200rpm disk, sata
      you can get them under 100 quid on ebay,
      thanks dholdi

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      I got a 1TB Hitachi SATA drive for 73 3 weeks ago from Dabs and that's working fine in my Thompson box.

      Trouble is that prices for technology are fluctuating wildly at the moment.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      I got a 1TB Hitachi SATA drive for 73 3 weeks ago from Dabs and that's working fine in my Thompson box.

      Trouble is that prices for technology are fluctuating wildly at the moment.
      Is it possible to use the larger HDs now without using Copy+? thanks

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      apparently you can use up to a 1TB drive now inside the box without any problems, but I have not tried it and at least with copy+ you know it will do the job properly, especially when getting a virgin drive.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      How about a guide for the new amstrad HD boxes
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      Re: Samsung HD Box - Walkthrough on how to change the Hard Drive

      if i was given a amstrad hd box i would

     

     
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