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    Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) with 750gb HDD: WORKING

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      Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) with 750gb HDD: WORKING

      Hi all,

      Just a quick post to let you know that I have recently got Sky multiroom, I got lucky and had a Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) STB from Sky, after doing some reading up I noticed it was possible to upgrade the internal HDD for something substantially larger, I went on to eBay and purchased a Seagate 750gb 7200rpm IDE HDD, (model no: ST3750640AV), i proceeded to connect both my original Sky HDD and the new 750gb HDD to my PC, made an image file of the original Sky HDD just incase something went wrong, I then proceeded to format and copy the original sky HDD on to the new 750gb with Copy+, all went perfectly, and I now have a fully working Sky+ box with a massive 750gb HDD.

      To work out how much recording time I have I have recorded a bunch of content, I currently have 15 hours of recordings made, and still have 96% available = 15 hours = 4%, 15/4 = 1% = 3.75 hours * 100 = approx 375 hours recording time available, like many others, the internal fan seems to be constantly on, but is very quiet so its not to much of an issue.

      Here is a picture of the HDD



      Cheers, Vaughn.
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      Re: Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) with 750gb HDD: WORKING

      for those interetsed in doing this, then see the link in my sig below.

      Re the fan. Replace the standard fan with a SILENX fan which runs much more quietly than the standard fan.

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      Re: Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) with 750gb HDD: WORKING

      Quote Originally Posted by vatovey View Post
      Hi all,

      Just a quick post to let you know that I have recently got Sky multiroom, I got lucky and had a Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) STB from Sky, after doing some reading up I noticed it was possible to upgrade the internal HDD for something substantially larger, I went on to eBay and purchased a Seagate 750gb 7200rpm IDE HDD, (model no: ST3750640AV), i proceeded to connect both my original Sky HDD and the new 750gb HDD to my PC, made an image file of the original Sky HDD just incase something went wrong, I then proceeded to format and copy the original sky HDD on to the new 750gb with Copy+, all went perfectly, and I now have a fully working Sky+ box with a massive 750gb HDD.

      To work out how much recording time I have I have recorded a bunch of content, I currently have 15 hours of recordings made, and still have 96% available = 15 hours = 4%, 15/4 = 1% = 3.75 hours * 100 = approx 375 hours recording time available, like many others, the internal fan seems to be constantly on, but is very quiet so its not to much of an issue.

      Here is a picture of the HDD



      Cheers, Vaughn.
      Hi Vaughn,

      I couldn't find Seagate ST3750640AV 750GB 7200rpm IDE HDD, on Ebay, but instead I have find Seagate ST750640AV 750GB 7200rpm IDE HDD.

      But my question is: Will this Seagate ST750640AV 750GB HDD will work perfectly on Pace PVR3 (aka Pace TDS470N) Sky+ Box? Like your Seagate ST3750640AV 750GB HDD.

      Thanks,
      Jonathan.

     

     

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