The safest bet is to get another Seagate DB35 series ACE IDE drive. This is not easy as they are no longer available through the usual retail channels. I resorted to buying one from Ebay earlier in the year and it was fine but obviously there is a risk. If you go this route I suggest using Seagate Seatools to test it on a PC before installation. The other options are to install a different type of IDE drive, but not all are compatible or to install a SATA drive and an IDE to SATA converter.Does anybody have instructions on replacing the hard drive ..... i.e. formatting requirements/software inst/disc size etc. Mine has gone pop after many years service.
Some other drives work fine; others don't. My own advice is that unless you need the extra space or are unable to find a good Seagate DB35 ACE drive, make life easy by fitting a straight replacement.Hi Martin....Thanks for the reply, sound a lot more straightforward than I thought. Will probably go for a SATA with converter if there are problems with compatability of other IDEs
The problem is with the mains connected. A number of people have applied power with the drive not secured, inadvertently nudged the box and once the drive touches the power supply, the power supply dies.Can someone please confirm that the reference to touching the power supply heatsink only applies if the mains is connected?
Not recording from Standby could be the infamous clock problem: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1274989I read this thread as my 9200T disk as just failed. As there a few PATA disks available I thought about fitting a SATA disk with a converter; Scan have Seagate 320GB ST3320311CS Pipeline HDD's for Â£33 which seem a good buy. I have also looked at a similar thread on digital spy; a comment was made there that Seagate CS drives are slower to start up which causes problems. I have put a spare IDE HDD in my 9200T and it will record when switched on but not from standby. Has anyone else had similar problems with CS drives?
Trust me I am well aware of that problem. I bought three hard drives (whilst fixing a faulty 9200 as a favour for somebody I had not met) earlier in the year from reputable suppliers and all were faulty; I eventually received refunds but it was hard work. I did find a reliable seller on ebay in the end who claimed the drives he was selling had been removed from some product after nominal use as they were fitting bigger drives. The drive he provided was in excellent condition. I can look up his ebay ID if you want.The only disks of the type fitted by Humax are only available as used or refurbished units.
The only reliable way is to try it. Distance selling regulations mean you have 7 days to change your mind. From what I know there is a good chance that they will work.The Seagate CS range are designed for video recorders but I have read a report that suggested they might not be compatible with Humax 9200T. I posted my comments in order to find out if other people have found them suitable.
Feel free to compile one.It would be useful if there was a list of disk types that were compatible.