Is It Possible to Upgrade HDD in DVDR??

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  1. pshankland

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    Hi,

    I am just about to buy a Pioneer DVR-420HS which comes with an 80Gb HDD but I was wondering - is it possible to upgrade the HDD in DVD Recorders?

    Obviously this would be really good as the price of a large HDD is cheaper than going for the higher capacity DVD Recorder.

    Thanks.

    Pete.
     
  2. Rasczak

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    No - all current HDD/DVDRs are firmware locked to prevent HDD upgrades. On some models you can change the drive - even for one of an increased capacity - but only the original amount of space is recognised.
     
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    I tried changing my Tosh XS32 (80GB) to a 120GB drive, just to see what happened. The answer: it displayed Error Code 7034 and locked out all the controls. (RISK OF ELECTROCUTION - DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF!)
     
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    What drive were you using? I suppose some effort should be made to try and compile a list of 'working drives' and advice on upgrading.
     

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