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Replacing a disk

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My hard disk is making a most unpleasant noise, so I have ordered a replacement (thanks for your valued list of compatible models), but I have forgotten (if I ever knew): what creates the basic directory structure on the disk? Is it the Topfield firmware?
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Post by ccs »

You have to format the disc on the toppy and this will sort out the directory structure.
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Replacing a disk

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That was fast, ccs! Thanks.
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... and then if you have any TAPs installed, copy the whole of /ProgramFiles and its subdirectories to your PC from the old drive, and on to the new drive to get all your TAPs and settings as they were.

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Post by jumbo »

Hard drive noise (for example excessive clicking or screeching) in the Toppy is, first and foremost, the result of incorrect voltages supplied by the Power Supply Unit (PSU). Make sure you check those first before installing the new drive. If the PSU is faulty (increasingly common in Toppies 2+ years old) then the chances are that your old drive is OK and you would not need a new drive - just a repair to the PSU. Of course if the PSU is faulty then a new drive will also (ultimately) fail. This could be delayed somewhat due to new drives being more efficient and tolerant of (wider) voltage fluctuations. See the relevant threads in the Bugs section for more detail.

PS MikeyP and andyfras are two forum members who can supply and/or check/repair/upgrade your PSU for a small fee.
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Replacing a disk

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Julie, Jumbo:
Thanks for your input. I shall certainly do the voltage check once I've got the cover off.
Graeme
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