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Foxsat HDR linked to Seagate 1Tb external drive.

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by hossman, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. hossman

    hossman New Member

    Hello,
    Help needed please on the following problem.
    I connected a Seagate 1Tb external drive to my Foxsat Hdr to download programmes to archive. I formatted the Seagate to "FAT32" before using it. It worked fine transferring programmes from the Foxsat to the Seagate for several months connecting via the USB port on the front of the Foxsat. Suddenly now, every time I try to "change device" to the Seagate, it causes the Foxsat to reboot and I cannot get it to recognise the Seagate. the Seagate will still play my previously transferred files via my laptop with no problems (Laptop runs Windows 7) It has been suggested to me that the reason is because I should have formatted the Seagate as a "Linux" If this is so, how is it that it worked fine for quite a while.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Linux EXT FS simply removes the 4GB file size limitation of FAT32. I would copy any files you haven't already got on your PC and reformat the drive and then replace the content as a first step.
     
  3. hossman

    hossman New Member

    Thanks Graham. I am still mystified why it worked fine for quite some time. Could it be a firmware update from Humax has changed something?
     
  4. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Very unlikely, most likely the disc has some fs corruption. Try running fixdisk in fix mode on it on your PC.