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Old 12-15-2005, 09:43 PM   #1 (Print)
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can I replace 160 gb drive with 30gb on sony svr2000

The 16o GB maxtor B drive on my Sony svr2000 died on me

I bought it modified by previous owner with two 160 Maxtor Drives and it worked for about a year then recently the B drive died

(The A drive still runs but the B drive died)

I still have the original 30 gb drive that came with the unit

I took out the 160 GB A and B drives and put in the original 30 GB drive in the A position
and the unit now works (but with only 30 or so hours recording time)

I'd like to be able to install the remaining working `160 GB drive which had been in the A slot
so I have a total of 190 GB at least till I figure out what to do next

Can I simply keep the 30 GB drive as A and put in the
160 GB drive in the B slot,

or can I put the 30 GB drive in the B slot and the 160 GB in the A slot

or do I have to do something more complicated to be able to use these two drives

and if so what

I'm reluctant to put drives in various places until I get further instructions
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #2 (Print)
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I'm not sure it really matters which drive goes where since if one of them fails the unit does not work. You will need to "marry" the 160GB drive to the 30GB drive. I would recommend hooking up both drives per Hinsdale, making a backup of the 30GB then restoring the image to the new drive, then mfsadd them to work together. You may have to mess with unlocking the original Sony drive per Hinsdale. They can get locked again after unlocking so it is always wise to check.


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Old 12-15-2005, 10:30 PM   #3 (Print)
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I'd keep the 160 alone as A. I wouldn't risk adding an older drive as B.

If you really insist on it, you can.

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