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Upgrading the Hard-drive on pio 520

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Palmbeach, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Palmbeach

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    Has anyone tried to upgrade the 80 gb hdd on their pioneer dvr520, to a 160gb? to give the same capacity as a 720
    Any advice, Pitfalls etc. Will the 520 recognise the extra space?
    I understand that they use an oem, segate drive, would a different brand suit?
    Could you use a drive greater than 160gb?
    Any advice would be much appreciated. Even if its general advice, ie. not specific to pioneer units.
     
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    It's stated elsewhere thet it can't be done. The machines will only recognise the capacity they are sold with.
     
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    What is the point?You may well ruin your machine.Why not just sell it,and buy a 920 if you need more capacity? :lease:
     
  4. Palmbeach

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    The point is, that I believe that there are some faulty blocks on the hdd, and I want to change it for a new drive, in doing this I would like to explore the possibilities of upgrading to a 720 size drive, which, in essence, is the same machine with a larger drive.
     
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    If you think the hard disk is faulty then why not use the 12 months warranty the unit shipped with? Or are you already outside that period? (though seems unlikely given how long these models have been available for)
     

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