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lineman 2010-10-22 09:11 PM

Each to his own but I have a WD TV with 6.5 TB attached to it. We like to watch total series one after another during the winter and when we are just bored.

For anyone that has changed a drive - can you access the recordings on the drive that you have removed...like in your pc.

57 2010-10-22 11:40 PM

No, the files are encrypted.

7ninty 2010-10-23 04:10 AM

Western Digital
 
I have tried Western Digital drives, 2-Green 1-Black, they all went into a constant reboot cycle, so appears they don't work for some reason. These are full size drives and have to be powered externally as appears 630 receiver only outputs 5volts of power and full size drives need 12 volts to spin and 5volts to read/write data. The small 2.5 inch laptop drives only need 5 volts to work as I understand.

(So Seagate Pipeline HD 1T External, and SAMSUNG HM100UI Internal, tried by QCK work for this mod)


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Ochato 2010-10-27 08:58 PM

What would be a better investment?
A 1TB 5400rpm drive or a 500Gb 7200Rpm drive?

zak88lx 2010-10-28 12:18 AM

Thanks for posting your results QCK!
I'm also considering this upgrade as our 320 GB drive is almost full. :(

Would the 630 receiver benefit from a larger cache and higher RPM drive?
The larger cache and higher RPM might help with the performance of 'Live Record to Disk' and it may also solve the pixelation issue.
It may also help with the program search speed and guide speeds as this info is stored on the drive.

I'm going to try a 7,200 RPM drive with a 16 or 32 MB cache.

tico 2010-10-28 01:31 PM

"I have tried Western Digital drives, 2-Green 1-Black, they all went into a constant reboot cycle, so appears they don't work for some reason. These are full size drives and have to be powered externally as appears 630 receiver only outputs 5volts of power and full size drives need 12 volts to spin and 5volts to read/write data. The small 2.5 inch laptop drives only need 5 volts to work as I understand."

I did learn with the 530's that external power on the drive does not work. I think the receiver needs to boot the drive up at a given moment for it to be recognized - or rather the drive can not have power at the moment the receiver is first turned on. Hotplugging the USB connector after boot worked (unplug USB and reconnect) on the 530.

If the 630 is doing this for the same reasons as the 530, you could complicate things and make the full-size drive work on external power by inserting a small relay in the 630 that switches on when power is applied to the hard drive connector - and then use it to switch power to your external drive.

Sharper101 2010-10-30 12:34 PM

Any problems thus far???
 
Just curious if anyone has experienced any problems with upgrading their HDD? Specifically when it comes to missed recordings or pixelation issues.

The main reason I ask, is because I have these issues currently with both my 630's (even after factory resets and phone conversations with SD techs), and I am wondering if the problem lays with my Hard Drive. And doing the upgrade would be because I want to rid myself of these problems. Plus, I would love the extra room for recording.
I would probably get the "SAMSUNG SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive"

Has everyone thus far, who has upgraded, had a beautiful stable 630? The way it's suppose to be?

Thanks for your time! :)

Sharper101 2010-11-09 01:44 PM

Thanks QCK, that helps me out a little bit more. I think I might wait for the new firmware now, and see if that helps stabilize the 630 before I install a larger size HDD.

-Cheers!

hugh 2010-11-09 02:18 PM

Several posts removed.

The topic is "Upgraded internal HDD to a 1TB HDD for the 630"

Please stick to discussion of updating the internal HDD in a 630 or your posts will be removed and you may receive an infraction.




Ochato 2010-11-09 06:37 PM

I tried to look but I couldnt find the seagate model that the 630 comes with.
Can someone post it here?

QCK 2010-11-09 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ochato (Post 1177338)
I tried to look but I couldnt find the seagate model that the 630 comes with.
Can someone post it here?

It is a Seagate model ST9320328CS, 320GB, 2.5" Hard Drive.

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/s...100560196d.pdf

TheSphinx 2010-11-10 05:57 PM

So replacing harddrive actually improves performance of the 630? Does it resolve issues?

Do users using their own harddrives not experience problems normal users do?

QCK 2010-11-10 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSphinx (Post 1177766)
So replacing harddrive actually improves performance of the 630? Does it resolve issues?

Do users using their own harddrives not experience problems normal users do?

The only benefit is that there is more room for recording shows. It does not resolve any of the issues users are experiencing with the receiver. Just to note, it did not add any issues either.

reallyoldnewbie 2010-11-23 11:01 PM

630 security screws?
 
can anyone tell me what type of driver i need to remove the screws to open my 630 please? am going to order one of those 1t hard drives for it. just got mine and so far so good,

smp01 2010-11-24 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reallyoldnewbie (Post 1183462)
can anyone tell me what type of driver i need to remove the screws to open my 630 please? am going to order one of those 1t hard drives for it. just got mine and so far so good,

I think it is one one these, not sure what size though

http://newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=BITMOTO


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