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    Amstrad 320GB

    This is a discussion on Amstrad 320GB within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hiya, I have an Amstrad box (not one of the new fancy models), one that is branded 'Sky+ HD', not ...

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      Amstrad 320GB


      I have an Amstrad box (not one of the new fancy models), one that is branded 'Sky+ HD', not just 'Sky HD', and was just wondering what the biggest hard disk is that will work to full capacity.

      I have a spare 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F2 EcoGreen 5400RPM hard drive laying around so thought about putting it in the Sky box.

      Has anyone tried 5400RPM drives? Will it make the GUI slower than it already is? Do the Sky boxes support SATA 3Gbps or are they 1.5Gbps?

      I know there is a thread about upgrading the Amstrad boxes but I wasn't sure if my model is included in the 'new Amstrad boxes' statement in the first post!

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      Re: Amstrad 320GB

      This thread refers to your box-

      Almost all PVR drives are 5400 or 5900 so don't bother about that. PVRs do not require the high spin speed required for good performance on a PC.

      As there is no need for high speed data transfer, I would think the Sky boxes use SATA 1, 1.5Gbps.


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      Re: Amstrad 320GB

      The maximum size of HDD that can be fitted depends on what model of Amstrad it is - this should be printed on the rear panel.
      The DRX780 will take a maximum size of 1TB but to use anything larger than 500GB of it you will need to prepare the HDD first in a PC using free software called copy+ (Google It).
      The DRX890 (and DRX895 which already contains a 1.5TB HDD) will both take a max 2TB HDD but again using above 1TB in the DRX890 will require using copy+.

      The DRX780 was originally fitted with a 300GB although some very late models may have 320GB, and the DRX890 originally has a 500 GB HDD.



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