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Topic # 87185 21-Jul-2011 23:10
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Hi,

Whilst only failing to initialise once, were it to fail completely would an off the shelf hard drive work in this unit?  Or does it use a special HD ?   The book doesn't give much info, other than size (160GB).




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  Reply # 496501 22-Jul-2011 06:29
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Most likely it is not a special HDD however with a Sony recorder we had some years back it would not accept a different size HDD so if you were replacing it it had to be same capacity. It may be similar. Only way to find out is try.







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  Reply # 496681 22-Jul-2011 13:27
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Thanks Nety, quite so. Better open it up an have a look. It failed again on power-up but
came right on try 2. Maybe it's cold...




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