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    How to check hard disc size

    This is a discussion on How to check hard disc size within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I just bought a secondhand Sky+ HD box with a (massive) 750 gb hard drive from eBay, which I thought ...

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      How to check hard disc size

      I just bought a secondhand Sky+ HD box with a (massive) 750 gb hard drive from eBay, which I thought should give me around 300+ hours worth of disc space.

      However, when I set the (currently empty) box to record an hour long program, it says that 2% of the space will be required. That would only equate to a maximum capacity of 50 hours recording...

      Are the percentage estimates correct? Is there any way (without opening the box itself) to check how big the hard drive actually is?

      Regards,
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      Re: How to check hard disc size

      I'd take the lid off. Maybe the Ebay seller was telling porkys.


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      Re: How to check hard disc size

      Quote Originally Posted by habler View Post

      Are the percentage estimates correct?
      No, not if you've got a non standard disc (and not very accurate even if you have).

      You'll find that the estimate is always a much higher figure than the actual reported after the recording has been made.

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      Re: How to check hard disc size

      Thanks - that is interesting. I'll make some notes before and after recording.

      Regards,
      Andrew

     

     

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