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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:45 PM   #16
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Jon, when you speak of upgrading the drive, is this a "real" option, or is this one of those "do-it-yourself" things someone stumbled upon at home? Is it fairly easy and safe to replace the current 30GB drive in the unit? And what kind of drives will it accept?

Do you still have that spare? I have been talking to some of the A/V team at church, and we're in the market; however, I was just reading up on the new Bella Catapult units that are due out later this year. Any opinions on those?
I can speak from experience. I first copied the empty directory structure from the current 30GB HDD and the oppened up the case, pulled the 30GB HDD out and put in my own 100GB HDD.

Then I formatted the 100GB HDD as a FAT32 partition, copied the directory structure over and voila!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #17
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I can speak from experience. I first copied the empty directory structure from the current 30GB HDD and the oppened up the case, pulled the 30GB HDD out and put in my own 100GB HDD.

Then I formatted the 100GB HDD as a FAT32 partition, copied the directory structure over and voila!
Brian, what kind of drive type (not size) did you use to replace the original?
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #18
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Brian, what kind of drive type (not size) did you use to replace the original?
Good question. Since it's in the Pyro I can't tell for sure. I don't think the manufacturer matters.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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The hard in my Pyro DV Drive failed, clickings of death is all I can say. I didn't have any content on there that I was worried about losing. I did, however, go forward and purchase a new hard drive for the unit and installed it with a fair amount of ease. However, it doesn't work.

I bought the same type of drive in there before but 150GB in size.

I tried formatting in NTFS and copying over the structure laid out on this website: http://www.adstech.com/Support/Downl...O%20DV%20DRIVE

I tried formatting on a Mac as FAT32 for the enitre 150GB then copying over the structure.

I tried FAT32 of 30GB partition (the rest free space) using 16KB via the disk management utility on Windows.

All I get now when I plug in the drive to the camera is alternating PWR and REC lights. Pressing any of the buttons other than PWR do nothing. I have tried the format button on right of the Firewire port with no luck.


Anything I can do?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #20
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