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Foxsat HDR HDD requires format!

caldirun

Active Member
I had a programmed recording of Tour de France due to record this afternoon, I got home around 17:00 to see Custom firmware V4.0.7 displayed. I turned on and saw a "HDD needs format YES" request so I powered down at the back then back on again, still the same message. I removed the drive and fitted another one, it formatted and worked ok. I checked the other on my PC, no problems but the music, photos and opt partition was not listed.
I have since refitted the old HDD and formatted it (after rescuing my needed files) it seems to be working ok.
I have had the Foxsat for about a year and this is the first time I have seen this problem, anyone else seen this?
On a positive note when I reinstalled the web interface all my channel lists were reloaded and even the recording schedule, I did not expect this, a nice surprise!
 

caldirun

Active Member
From my own experience I would think that the old HDD is definitely about to expire

Luckily you have managed to rescue all of your required files before RIP

I returned my failed drive for a replacement under warranty and I wouldn't waste your time on it as I unfortunately did, mainly because I hadn't backed up my files :rolleyes:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/free...dr-formatting-will-start-message-boot-up.html

I have just read your very long thread re recovery of data, it is a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD that is giving me trouble (I had one die in my PC about 2 years ago, this is the second one I bought at the same time). I am now expecting more problems but with the Olympics starting I think it is time for a new HDD!
 

grahamlthompson

In memoriam
I have just read your very long thread re recovery of data, it is a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD that is giving me trouble (I had one die in my PC about 2 years ago, this is the second one I bought at the same time). I am now expecting more problems but with the Olympics starting I think it is time for a new HDD!


PC drives eventually cause problems in pvrs. You need a CE (Consumer Electronics) type drive.

eg

WD AV-GP 1 TB - Hard drive - internal - 3.5" - Serial ATA-600
 

JIMMYBO

Active Member
I have just read your very long thread re recovery of data, it is a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD that is giving me trouble (I had one die in my PC about 2 years ago, this is the second one I bought at the same time). I am now expecting more problems but with the Olympics starting I think it is time for a new HDD!

So that's THREE Samsung Spinpoint 1TB drive failures that we now know of when installed in a Foxsat HDR (mine lasted 18 months)

I returned mine to Seagate for a refurbished replacement (which I won't be installing in the Foxsat- lol) under warranty.
They agreed that the drive had failed.
You can check your HD warranty here - use the SN + HDD P/N number:

Warranty Validation

Looks like conclusive evidence to me that the drive is not suited for this pvr purpose :rolleyes:

Update: I've just checked the replacement refurbished drive warranty and I'm still covered 'till 2014 :smashin:
 
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caldirun

Active Member
So that's THREE Samsung Spinpoint 1TB drive failures that we now know of when installed in a Foxsat HDR (mine lasted 18 months)

Looks like conclusive evidence to me that the drive is not suited for this pvr purpose :rolleyes:
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I don't know about conclusive evidence, I fitted the drive in my original Foxsat in Dec 2008 and moved it to my new Foxsat last year so its done 3.5 years in a PVR, the other Spinpoint only lived 12 months in a PC, this could be conclusive evidence that they are better suited to a PVR but are quite poor drives.
 

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