Hard drive in the Panasonic 85

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  1. Canary Richard

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    Does anyone know the specification for the 80GB hard drive in the Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD/Hard Disk Recorder? Should it ever fail in the future and I need to replace it, I would like to know the spindle speed RPM. I suspect it is 5400rpm. Can anyone confirm this?

    From reading various message boards it seems important not to replace it with a higher spec drive which could cause problems with the amount of power required to drive it.

    I've emailed Panasonic UK but received a snooty reply saying that they won't tell me!
     
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    It's not the power drawer of the drive but the firmware of the recorder limiting the usable capacity to 80Gb. I dare say the 120Gb or 160Gb version of whatever is installed just has 6 or 8 platters instead of the 2 or 4 of the original drive.
     
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    The US version of the E85 has a 120Gb HDD, not sure whether it will work on the European models but I suspect not.
     
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    If it fails, you should be able to see the drive make and model from the one in the machine. A problem might arise if the model or equivalent is obsolete by then. But I suspect any equivalent capacity drive the same size (2.5" or 3.5") would do.
     

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