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RDXS30 Hard Drive Format.

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Dawg, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Dawg

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    Need some help, I have managed to get a Toshiba RDXS30 but the Hard Drive is missing so i am trying to install a standard PC HD. I dont no the format that toshiba use. I have tried all the usual PC formats, Fat 32, NTFS but the machine simply switches on then i can hear it checking the drive for approx 60 secs then it puts itself back in standby. Has any one tried installing a bigger drive yet ?
    Just spoke to Toshiba and a replacement drive from them is £340 :censored: .
    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. AVFan7667

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    Unfamiliar with the XS30, but if it's anything like the XS32 then there is a menu option to initialise the hard disk. As far as I know this performs a format on the drive in the format that Toshiba use.

    £340!!!! You can buy a new XS32 almost for that!
     
  3. Mikey45

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    Also, don't forget that it probably won't let you install a hard disk with a capacity greater than the original unit supported (was that 40Gb?). There are restrictions in the recorders firmware to stop us modding things!
     
  4. robkgriffiths

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    Dawg, was the hard disk you fitted a brand new one or one taken from a PC. If it had been taken from a PC I would imagine it would require a low level format first before you can put it in the unit.
     
  5. Dawg

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    Keithmdw: The machine doesnt actually get to the start up menu it just shows a green light when it tries to come out of standby then shuts itself down again.

    Mikey45: The drive i tried was a seagate 10gb (one i had lying around)

    robkgriffiths: The disk was taken originally from an xbox (unlocked then formatted in my pc) i did try a low level format, Fat32 and NTFS but just got the same response from the machine.

    Maybe there's another fault with the machine that i am not aware of, but its hard to check without sorting the HD problem first.

    Might just put it on Ebay for spares.
     

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