There is a limit on the maximum number of recordings that you can store of 511 so I would suggest there is little advantage going beyond 500GB. The 9200 uses a Seagate DB35 series ACE drive with an IDE interface but these haven't been manufactured for some years so you may struggle to find one. If you can't, your choices are to fit a different type of IDE drive (some work, some don't) or to fit an IDE to SATA converter and a SATA drive designed for PVR usage. I would agree with prpr that file system stability is an issue for long term storage and if this is what you want to do then buying a newer PVR (such as HDR-FOX T2) would be a better plan.I want to upgrade my hard drive from 160gb to 500gb or maybe 1tb
What make and type should I look for?
I wouldn't bother if I were you. The 9200 has a hideously nasty habit of scrambling its disk after not very long.
This is injurious to a lot of your files. I certainly wouldn't store anything on one long term and expect to get them back.
The software is just too flaky.
I have been bitten by this more than once...
Have you run the manufacturers diagnostics on the disks? The fundamental flaw of the Humax 9200/9150/9300 file system is that it assumes the disk is perfect with no bad sectors which is fine until the supply of spare sectors is exhausted.Well I've had the use of a 9200 with 160GB disk and one with a 320GB disk, bought at different times and they both exhibit the same fault.
I've formatted the disks several times and the fault returns within a few days.
We have seen corrupt file systems in the past but not for 4 years so I don't think the file system is as buggy as you have experienced. However I would expect that a marginal sector in the file allocation table would wreak havoc.No. The symptoms just don't fit bad sectors. They fit software bugs to do with the filesystem.
No. The symptoms just don't fit bad sectors. They fit software bugs to do with the filesystem.