Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
Shaw Direct HD PVR 630 Hard Drive Upgrade
I am planning to do the 630 drive upgrade. The drives mentioned earlier are no longer available from major retailers. I've looked at the available options and only one drive is suitable... maybe. That is the Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT. The 1TB counterpart is slower so it may cause problems. Seagate has a 7200RPM model (750/1000GB) that should work but there are reports of high failure rates and excessive noise.
1. The original drive has 512 byte sectors. The WD7500BPVT is 4096 byte sectors. Will the 630 handle that correctly or do I need to run WD Align?
2. Anyone tried a 2.5" WD drive in the 630?
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