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    Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

    This is a discussion on Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice? within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi there, just registered as my Sky Plus hard drive is on the way out, so I need to change ...

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      Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Hi there, just registered as my Sky Plus hard drive is on the way out, so I need to change it.

      I've trawled the Web, but haven't been able to identify my Sky box and hence which hard drive I need.

      Through System Details, I have a Pace box, model 6.3.06, version 9F2202. Hard drive is a 160gb utra ata Seagate.

      Can anyone tell me what hard drives will work well with this box? I'd certainly like to increase capacity at the same time.

      I have a Mac at home, so won't easily be able to set up the hard drive on a pc - will this be a problem?

      Thanks

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      re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Sorry for the typo, using my Iphone! Mods feel free to edit as I can't.

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      re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      I would say go to Copy+, the free Sky & XTV disk copier software as there is a wealth of information there.

      As for a Mac I don't know if copy+ will run under wine or whatever it is called but it iill format bigger drives that the Sky+ box is able to do.

      For a Sky+ you need a PATA (ide) drive which are getting tricky to find as they are being phases out in favour of SATA drives.

      I don't know of any that definately don't work but do a search of these forums as somebody tried this before Xmas and he did it successfully with a drive he bought.
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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Quote Originally Posted by JezF1000 View Post
      Sorry for the typo, using my Iphone! Mods feel free to edit as I can't.
      Fixed.

      Here's a guide.

      Sky User - PACE 3100 Sky+ Box - How to upgrade the HDD
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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Compatible (tested) drives are shown at:

      Suggested Drives

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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Great, thanks a lot guys.

      Jez

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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Missed that guide, that is superb NewsReader.

      Also make sure that it is the Hard Drive that is the problem as a failing power supply can also give faults that indicate that it is a drive problem when it isn't.
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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      Missed that guide, that is superb NewsReader.
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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Adrian, how can you tell it's the power supply rather than the hard drive?

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      Re: Sky Plus hard drive failing, replacement advice?

      Failing PSU symptoms tend to be more on the Thomson HD box as opposed to the Pace SD box.

      What are the exact symptoms you are getting?

     

     
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