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Sky+ Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Rock Da Bass, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. Rock Da Bass

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    Hi all,

    Thinking of getting Sky+ but one thing bothers me.........

    Is the hard drive on Sky+ subject to fragmentation in the same way that the hard drive on a PC is? In other words, after a bit of use do bits of recordings end up all over the disk and affect the machine's performance? If so, is there a defragmentation function (ideally the machine will maintain itself 'on the fly')

    Thanks in advance,

    RDB :)
     
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    One of the "discoveries" made by people who had experimented taking out the HD and installing a larger one is Sky+ formats the disk section it is writing to just before it writes to it. This would mean fragmention does not become an issue.

    I could be wrong on this - I don't have that much technical knowledge of how hard drives work - but this is how the situation has been explained to me.
     
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    If push came to shove you could use the "Housekeeping" function on SKY+ which wipes the disc, you will lose all the recordings and series link information stored.
    Sounds like reformat to me but not in the same sense as a total PC hard drive reformat I think.
     
  4. Rock Da Bass

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    Thanks for the replies. Either way sounds okay. If the disk needs to be 're-formatted' every now and again it's not that big a deal.

    Cheers,

    RDB :)
     

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