Replacing SkyHD+ hard drive?

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  1. onkyoman

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    Hey there,

    Right, well got a SKYHD+ box, just the regular navy blue one... Starting to run out of space all the time so needing to upgrade it to 1TB or more if possible just wondering though is it just a matter of replacing with any 2.5"/3.5" HDD from the net just like I would with a pc? Or is there more to it?

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  2. logiciel

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    There's more to it, and a search of the forum will find you many posts about it.
     
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    If you have any HD box except the Thompson (the model is written on the label on the back of the box) then drives 1TB and below can be directly replaced, you just have to run a "full system reset" after swapping the disks over (note that obviously any recordings on the old drive will not be on the new one).

    If you try and do this for a drive over 1TB in size, then it will only be formatted to 1TB. Drives of up to 2TB can be used (for non-Thompson boxes) if they are first formatted using a PC (special software must be used as Sky drives use a proprietary format), this will also allow you to copy over any old recordings.
     

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