Swaping Hard Disks Over

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  1. cebs_uk

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    Hi

    It probably been asked before but can I swap between 2 hard drives without losing the programs stored on them both or do they need a reset everytime they are put back in the sky+.

    The reason I ask is my first drive is full and I want to tape some more before I can free up some room.

    Any advice would be cool.

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    Hi

    So has no-one ever removed a drive with programs on it and then replaced it.

    Guess I might have to be the first but somehow I doubt it..

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    as far as i know the old programmes stay on the drive and will still be there if you decide to put the old drive back in, check out the sky+ forms at www.digitalspy.co.uk for more info
     
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    If I remove the original 40g hard drive and replace it later the programmes are still there. However, I have also done this with a larger drive and the box deletes them.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Did you put the larger drive back in the same box, or in a replacement box?
     
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    Yep, same box.
     
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    This concerns me a little. If I record loads of TV onto a 160GB disk and have to remove it tempoarily for some reason I'll lose the progs. Especially if the box needs replacing, I pop the original disk back in and I try the drive in the replacement box. If it doesn't work again in the same box, it's less likely to work in another box. I need to find out how many others have seen this problem to see if it's common or rare.
     
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    Hi guys

    Cheers for the info, I am in the same boat my 160 was full and I needed to tape some stuff this week and had my original 20 drive sat there. In the end I didn't risk it yet and deleted some stuff to make space but if anyone has done those tests where they fill their drives full of stuff just test I wonder if they have unplugged and got a good result?

    As mine is working it's way back to 100% I may have tp try at the weekend anyway.. don't you just hate the new year and all the new shows it brings...

    Cheers

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    It's a love/hate relationship!:)
     

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