Pace Twin Digital Hard Disk Upgrade

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marcusadams

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Just upgrade the Pace Freeview Twin Digital Hard disk recorder to 80gb (using a Hitachi 80GN 2.5" hard drive the basic 4200rpm one).

The disk initiallised automatically as soon as I switched the machine on, I selected the intialise disk option form the "menu" page again just to be sure. The Pace reported about 43 hours of recording time available.

I hae the latest firmware installed (dated Oct 2003) and everything so far seems to be OK. I have recorded about 5 programes all faultlessly, one actual;ly recorded as another was playing back ( a small pause on playback as the recording started, but otherwise fine), everything has worked fine.

So far would recommend. Bought disk from Dabs.com, cost about £135 + VAT (you can get them on Ebay for about £120 inc VAT). Will post any problems if encountered.

Marcus
 

Apollo11

Active Member
marcusadams said:
Just upgrade the Pace Freeview Twin Digital Hard disk recorder to 80gb (using a Hitachi 80GN 2.5" hard drive the basic 4200rpm one).

The disk initiallised automatically as soon as I switched the machine on, I selected the intialise disk option form the "menu" page again just to be sure. The Pace reported about 43 hours of recording time available.

I hae the latest firmware installed (dated Oct 2003) and everything so far seems to be OK. I have recorded about 5 programes all faultlessly, one actual;ly recorded as another was playing back ( a small pause on playback as the recording started, but otherwise fine), everything has worked fine.

So far would recommend. Bought disk from Dabs.com, cost about £135 + VAT (you can get them on Ebay for about £120 inc VAT). Will post any problems if encountered.

Marcus
Im very interested in obtaining the same Hard Disk, can you let me have the exact part no.

Many thanks

AVnut70
 

Lester

Active Member
Is there a reason why neither of you would follow the thread about three posts down this page and save yourself at least £60 ? :confused:
 

Brava 210

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i upgraded to 80gb fujitsu same as original drive
£74 pcnextday.....
 

as8602

Active Member
9761 said:
What speed does the disk need to be, 4,200RPM or 5,400RPM?
Don't think it really matters. I just went and bought the cheapest 80GB from MISCO (Toshiba, GBP 71.66 inc delivery). I could have paid more for a 5,4000 RPM disk, but couldn't see the benefit compared with the specs people were quoting for the original Fujitsu disks being used to upgrade over 2 years ago when the Twin was first released.

I was happy to get this and try it, as I needed a disk for another project so there was no risk. Popped it in on top of the old disk (as others have done, as it would be more of a palaver to remove the old disk). All initialised and worked, and then promptly went away for a week to return to 16 hours of 18 recordings with no problems. One happy punter!

One possible benefit of the lower speed is less heat, not that I think it'd be a huge problem in the Twin.

I've just bought a Dension hard disk player for the car which takes a 2.5"" disk in a removable caddy. The vendors recommend the lower speed drive on the basis of reduced heat, but that's in a far more confined space. The Dension gets the drive that comes out of the Twin, then I've got about 300 CDs available in the car - superb!

But the upgrade to the Twin has been fantastic. Misco were as cheap as I could find for an 80 GB disk and I didn't really want to go smaller. Couldn't believe the silly prices for second hand disks on eBay, though!
 

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