Humax HDR 1000s Hard Drive Failure - Help

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  1. Paul97

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    Hi

    I think my Humax 1000s hard drive is failing and need advice on a new replacement hard drive, can anyone please help.

    TIA

    Paul
     
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    Any of the main brands of hdd are good, seagate, maxtor , Toshiba etc
     
  3. Paul97

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    I watched a video on YouTube on how to replace the hard drive and it recommends a hard drive for video? Would any hard drive do?
    Many thanks for the reply [emoji137]
     
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    Standard hard drives are designed for standard home PC usage, enterprise or nas drives are usually longer lasting and designed for 24hr usage, for a TV recorder I would have thought that a standard PC type drive would be fine, you can imagine the original was the very cheapest they could get
     
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    Replacing a HDD on a 'think' is not a good idea.
    Just what makes you think the HDD is failing anyway?
    Have you tried a format? You will lose all your recordings, but will anyway if the HDD fails completely. Although it is not unknown for HDDs to fail in HDRs, it is not a very common occurrence, and there are ways of checking it before consigning it to the bin.

    The safest way of getting the right replacement is to open it up and get the type from the old HDD and then look for a more recent equivalent.
    It is deffo not the best idea to put a PC HDD into a video recorder (It will work though). Use a video optimised HDD. Any difference in price is only pennies anyway. What size HDD do you want to fit?
     
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    Make sure you buy 5700rpm drive. They are quieter and better for set top boxes.
     
  7. Paul97

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    Thanks for all the replies guys :smashin:, I think the drive is failing because on numerous occasions when we try to watch a recording it just stops and none of the buttons work on the remote or the actual unit and we have to uplug the power supply and reboot.
    How to I search for a "video optimised HDD"?
     
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    "Hard drive av ce" should find some.
    I would also suggest a reformat before you buy.
     
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    ST2000VM003 or ST1000VM003 are the sort of thing.
    Have read of THIS
    Others might suggest WD drives.
    There is a wealth of knowledge about things Humax HERE
     
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    Thanks guys, will look into all your suggestions, really appreciate it.
     
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    See here....
    Hard drive issues « My Humax Forum

    Its a long thread, but skip to the last few pages and it becomes apparent that the 1000s has a common issue with a certain resistor failing on the hard drive contoller.

    That being the case, replacing the hard drive is not going to fix your issue.
     
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    True, However the symptoms of the resister issue are that the unit is unable to detect the hard disk.
     
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    Thats the end point...up until it blows you get flaky operation, missed and failed recordings etc. then one day...no hard drive and it wont come back.
    Ive had mine replaced for the issue very recently.
     
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