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    508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's?

    This is a discussion on 508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's? within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi, I've seen conflicting posts on the capacity that a full system reset will give me on an upgraded HDD. ...

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      508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's?

      Hi,

      I've seen conflicting posts on the capacity that a full system reset will give me on an upgraded HDD. On some posts it states that a Sky+ can handle up to 508GB without having to use Copy+ to prepare the drive, and on others it reports 270GB.

      Is the limit different depending on the Sky+ (PVR1,2 &3) or SkyHD?

      Can anybody clarify this, please?

      Thanks


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      Re: 508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's?

      I think the 508 limit is the SATA drive in the HD box and the 270 is for the PATA (IDE) in the Sky+ boxes.

      Have you gone to the Copy+ website and forums as you may get a clearer answer there also they have a lot of imnformation over what drives are used as the Sky+ use PATA (IDE discs) while Sky+ HD uses a larger SATA drive.

      Also if I was going to swap discs I would use Copy+ anyways as the program will format the new disc up correctly and you can move your recordings over.
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      Re: 508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's?

      Thanks,

      I just wanted to check as I have a 400GB Seagate to replace the standard drive in an Amstrad PVR2, and I don't have any IDE ports on my PC to use with Copy+, if I had to I could get a external IDE caddie to prepare the drive over USB, as for copying programmes over, that is not an issue as I've been clearing out my planner in preparation for this.

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      Re: 508GB or 270GB limit on upgraded HDD's?

      It's probably best to pick up a caddie then as it's recommended to use copy+ and just copy 1 programme over so the large disc can be prepared properly.
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