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grumpy
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:21 pm Reply with quote
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Hi
I am aware that there are existing posts on this subject but I would like some more current advice. I have a TF5800 PVR which a failing hard drive (horrible grinding sound on start up) so am looking to upgrade the drive. My first question is what is the largest capacity drive I can install. It has a 500G one already but wondered whether it would take a 1Tb drive.

I have picked up that when installed the Toppy should ask me to Format the drive however am not sure what firmware I need to download / install - and the best way to install it.

Any support of this would be gratefully received

Andy
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andyfras
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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Have the PSU capacitors been replaced yet? If not, any new drive is in danger of being destroyed.

Drives up to 2GB have been fitted to Toppies, but a SATA adapter is required.

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juwlz
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:31 pm Reply with quote
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Recommended firmware is recommended firmware, regardless of what hard drive you use. However, as Andy says, it's much more likely that you need to get the PSU fixed (first), as this is by far the most likely underlying cause of your ailing hard drive. See Toppy Repairs.

Also see the sticky threads at the top of this Firmware, enhancements and upgrades section about which drives will and won't work in a Toppy, and which adapters will and won't work in a Toppy (the most up to date information available is in these threads), and this article about actually swapping the drive over.

Julie

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