I have some old Seagate HDD from from a 9241 (ST3320310cs and ST3320311cs ), they are only 320GB but I would gladly have reduced capacity if it fixed my problem. Would they be compatible?An update on the issue of replacing the hard drive in a 9400;
1. I saw a list of hard drives that work. Unfortunately, it is very old. I have drives that are close to models the forum stated as working; (I am very much trying to get 2TB to work.)
- (Drive Seagate ST2000VM002 is stated to work with an old firmware) Tried the Seagate Pipeline ST2000VM003 - Not working yet!
- (Drive Western Digital WD10EAVS stated to work) Tried the WD10EACS as I have 5 of them - Not working yet
2. With each drive above, I have connected it to a Windows Computer, deleted any partitions, then used a tool (Sea Tools for Windows for Seagate, Micronit Data Wiper for WD) to "Erase Overwrite" which writes 0s to the whole drive, then erased the 9400 NVRAM (Menu, 6, 3, INFO, BROWSE, THEMES, TV/Video), unplugged and installed the HDD. The 9400 should then ask if it can format the drive and in each case, it did not. I tried invoking a format. Also left the drive in overnight on - bothing has worked.
3. So I took a 1TB Toshiba out of another 9400 and it works - I can record.
4. Possibilities at this point are either drive compatibility or the way the drive is prepared. So I downloaded and made a boot CD of Clonezilla, an open source disk cloning tool because it can handle Linux file systems. During cloning, it failed citing bad sectors on my working Toshiba 1TB drive (@Mark H. - This could be your problem too.)
So currently, I am trying to find a way to find the bad sectors, mark them as unusable so the firmware knows this and then clone again.
My issue is most likely just incompatible drives, but I will exhaust every possibility before giving up on 2TB capacity and drives I already have. I know 1TB is alot, but I am following the great axiom of "Because I just might be able to". The Linux File system can handle 2TB and a 2TB can be used externally..
Any thoughts will be appreciated.