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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-06, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Changing the hard drive inside the SA8300HD

I was wondering if it was as simple as opening the box and switching the hard drive inside my SA8300HD as it is on a computer. I would love to change the 160GB hard drive for a 1TB.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-06, 09:30 PM
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you may want to investigate this thread

SA8000/8300HD - Internal Hard Disk Upgrade Works (Cloning too) See Post 1.

It's for the Rogers 8300HD but I assume much of it would apply to Videotron
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-19, 01:23 PM
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Changing the hard drive inside the SA8300HD

I followed the instructions within the thread linked above to install a 320GB disc after the original 160 GB failed in my 8300HD (had a message that recording was impossible due to disc error).

I found the instructions and pictures to be accurate, but did not have to do any special configuration on first power up afterwards. I just plugged it in to cable and power, then left it alone for at least an hour.

The case screws requires a secure torx tool to remove . This is available at Canadian Tire, but I could not find the one tool size needed alone, only as part of a kit.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-20, 12:43 PM
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I second FlyingB comments.

I upgraded to a 500Gb Western Digital drive without any problems.

Instructions in the linked post are accurate and I did not have to do any special configs on startup.

Good luck !

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-09-11, 10:51 AM
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After changing my HDD in my 8300HD

Since my warranty is over... I decided to change the HDD on my 8300HD.
The change was successful and the 500gb are giving me more space to record HD.

The only issue now, is if I reboot the box, it take a long time and the display
shows some hexa message... and then a countdown from r3FF to r000. Only then it will reboot.

Any idea what can be causing this?

Samsung HL-R4664W / DVD-HD850 / Dreamlink HD / Zotac HTPC / Fibe VIP1232
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-09-11, 11:50 AM
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I'm going to close this thread. There's really no need for a separate one from the link in post 2. Please use that one for any further discussions. Also please read post one of that thread and the links there, as well as the last few pages of posts in that thread. It's applicable to all SA8300s, so it's not limited to Rogers.

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