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This thread has been split off from another where I found my suggestions and advice were not being responded to by user Member 7823 (see the original thread for the full context):
Anyone know whether this would work in fvp 4000?
It's a Barracuda. Barracudas are intended for PC use (high transfer rate random access) rather than PVR use (moderate sustained sequential access), and may have undesirable properties such as head parking, unnecessary spin speed, and higher operating power. That doesn't mean it won't work, just that it is not optimised.
Got the HDD today. Factory Reset including format
For the record FVP 4000 does not recognise that drive
Check you've not been supplied an old one with only SATA1 not SATA2.
Sounds like my posts are being ignored!One thing I'm thinking. My HDD is failing because of a power out. I've since discovered that most 3.5 Sata drives have a separate power supply outside the ribbon connector, which makes me think this is where my problem lies.