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A nice score from a dumped Sky HD+ box

everthewatcher

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I've mentioned before that dumped Sky+ boxes will usually have a perfectly good Seagate 500GB drive in them, same model as used in the HDR, albeit with a high power on time of sometimes >2000 days. I've got a stack of them here plus a 250GB one that I must do something about and every one passed Seagate's Seatools long test OK.

The other day a slightly different black-fronted Sky box came my way with "2TB" on the front. Inside was a WD20EURX drive with 740 days and currently with a 55 PoC, 10 of which will have happened while I've had it. I've now got to decide what to do with it.
 
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everthewatcher

everthewatcher

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It would also indicate that the WD10EURX and WD20EURX are a good choice should you need to replace the original Seagate.
 
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everthewatcher

everthewatcher

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Pulled a 2009 WD2500AAJS WD Caviar Blue drive from a dumped Sagem Freeview box yesterday. 162 days, 2470 PoC and so many duff sectors it's unrecoverable.
 

MymsMan

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Pulled a 2009 WD2500AAJS WD Caviar Blue drive from a dumped Sagem Freeview box yesterday. 162 days, 2470 PoC and so many duff sectors it's unrecoverable.
You win some - you lose some,
I returned my Sagem box to John Lewis after a month or so as too unreliable to use and got the Humax HDR T2 instead, I haven't looked back since :)
 
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