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Accessing the "other" 80gig on a PVR3

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by sbaddison, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. sbaddison

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    Hi :hiya:

    Seeing as the Sky+ PVR3 has a 160gig hard drive installed, has anylone found a way of using the remaining 80gig not available to the user??

    There must be a clever person out there somewhere :lease:

    Cheers,

    Simon
     
  2. Knyght_byte

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    havnt seen anyone here posting about it yet.......or on digital spy forums, altho i havnt been there for a week.......

    assuming its a normal HDD, you could probably take it out and format it in a computer and take out the partition..........but i wouldnt like to say if the new PVR3's have some kind of chip that will recognise you have done this and report it to sky........

    tbh u might just be better of buying a cheap DVD-R like i have to help free up space on the HDD...lol
    (panasonic DRMES10....nice machine, works easily and well, especially for the money)
     
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    I don't think it will report to Sky if you change it since the Sky+ box belongs to you; so it's yours to do with as you please. But what if the hidden part of the disk is being used for something else. It is possible that they are using some form of RAID system or just simple mirroring.
     
  4. Nick_UK

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    It's probable that the operating system will see that the formatting has been changed, and re-format it.
     

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