Fist of all: Thanks everyone to share your informations, opinions, tips, ..... It helps me a lot.
Yesterday (Sunday 17 August 2008) I decided to change my original SA 8300HD WD 160Go by the WD5000AAKB bought in February 2008 (because it is difficult to find it now, only SATA are easy to find).
So I followed every detailed steps to "undress" my SA 8300HD. No problem here, just want to take my time to NOT break something.
I wanted to make a clone (not lose schedule and previously recorded programs).
Tried Ghost v11, Drive Image 2002, and some other but did not success, because this tools do not want to clone "An empty disk" (HD been encrypted, it is seen as "Empty" or other "Unaccessible drive"....)
Reading all the post, I remember PDub replies
"I used [email protected]
Disk Image version 3.1.5 to create a clone"
For me it was the same software, but version 3.1.6
Having only one laptop, I did the clone with both drive (WD160 Go and 500Go) with USB2 enclosure.
Wait 4 hours and plug back everything in SA 8300HD.
First run, some information appear on the screen:
- er60, er63
- Countdown from r3xx to r000 (in hexa)
Wait 10 minutes, and "VOILA", clock appear on the little screen, and funny things, records begin (Olympics Games).
Power up TV, make some tests and verifications => NO PROBS!
All my schedules and records are here and play well
Diagnostics said 463GB available to use for records.
- Thanks a lot for this forum
- Go ahead people and be happy with MORE space to record HD program
I have set acoustic settings to 128 before cloning with freeware tools mentioned on this forum (http://www.hddscan.com
Happy to hear (or not hear)
that it works great!
As mentioned by some, I feel (to be verified by more tests) that SA 8300HD answer more quickly to command, and fast forward appear faster too.
Not big point, but very appreciable