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Old 02-04-08, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading the Hard Drive in a Sky+/SkyHD box

Here's a couple of very useful guides - all credit to the author.

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Really good guides. Never realised that they just used a standard IDE drive. And with the price of them now SATA drives are out. Just ordered a 750gb drive 70 + VAT. Won't have to delete anything for ages brill.

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SUPERB Guide..
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Old 27-09-10, 04:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Sky HD box which i have has got a SATA hard drive in it.

Here is a more Updated version of a Guide:

http://www.jpjones.co.uk/tag/skyhd/

Not that the firmware is actually on the HDD itself. Removing the HDD will cause the box not too boot up. However on the link it tels you how to clone it etc etc and how to transfer the firmware to a new HDD

Here is another link for the tools needed for firmware transfers:

http://www.skycopyplus.co.uk/download.php


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And I can tell you that my 1GB Samsung Green HDD works sweet on the Sky+HD

BTW, If upgrading the HDD in a Thomson box especially, you may want to take the opportunity to uprate the PSU while the box is open. See here - Spares for Sky digibox and other receivers
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Hi folks, and please forgive my ignorance, I have not used this site for a while, and have spent the last couple of hours trawling, but still not found what I am looking for.

I am looking to get sky HD installed, and am wondering if my 1TB western digital external HDD can be used to record to from the sky box, if so, does it need to be formatted a certain way. I have tried it on a friends sky but no luck.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

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Hi folks, and please forgive my ignorance, I have not used this site for a while, and have spent the last couple of hours trawling, but still not found what I am looking for.

I am looking to get sky HD installed, and am wondering if my 1TB western digital external HDD can be used to record to from the sky box, if so, does it need to be formatted a certain way. I have tried it on a friends sky but no luck.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Buck
hello mate

you can format the Drive from the Engineers menu after its been installed.

I don't know what the max it can support.

Install it , access the Engineers menu, format it.

I cant remember the sequence of numbers which you need to type in order to get into the '' Engineers menu''

kind regards
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hello mate

you can format the Drive from the Engineers menu after its been installed.

I don't know what the max it can support.

Install it , access the Engineers menu, format it.

I cant remember the sequence of numbers which you need to type in order to get into the '' Engineers menu''

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Just to add that the software is on the HDD itself so I would assume that would need to move the firmware as well onto the new HDD.

Follow the guides above on the link which I posted on post #4

Otherwise your box will fail to boot up.

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