Originally Posted by ASTROBOX Not much or no one in SG is ...
i was actually talking about the dm800hd-c
so the post should be:
just stated playing with the dm 800hd-c,
now i want to try my hand on recording,
can any bro pls advise wat spec of HDD to get?
can is it easy to fix? just plug and play?
thanks in advance.
Last edited by hin25; 17th April, 2012 at 06:55 AM.
any specific HDD that i should buy? what is a gd size to buy for reasonable recording time? possible to use external HDD?
I cannot refer you any hdd as i am still struggling... maybe you see bro jatrophaseed post on the previous page
Any internal SATA 2.5 hdd should work. Size depends on how much of recording you want to do, right?
For me, I'm using usb, but I haven't tried PVR, don't really need to record.. and usb should be much slower..
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i'm using a 320Gb 5400rpm 2.5" hdd with no problems with playback and recording so far.... dont need those super 7200rpm hdd which creates more heat problems.
thing to note is that when u install the hdd, the cage tends to sag and hdd will sink down and stop the fan from spinning.
you have to put some cardboard from bottom of cage to push it up.
ventilation is also reduced, so i use an external laptop cooler to keep the box cool. anyway, the clone box quality is very bad, after 6 months of use, the fan will spoil even if you dont install hdd.
also, remember to set the hdd to go to sleep after xxx min.
notebook hdd MTBF is not high, will up lorry very fast if spinning 24/7
i notice that the recent batch from my supplier is using a big heatsink only. no fan. but the HS is sooo big, it block the hdd cage area. so looks like e-sata is the way to go for those box version
Last edited by tinkerb; 17th April, 2012 at 08:27 AM.
I agree with 'tinkerb', HDD worn out fast. Most important is Heat! Box hang also due to heat. Try connect Sata ext hdd will help too. Dont worry, i connect n reconnect hdd sata ext box dont damage but need reboot. I plat the recorded program with a mediaplayer rather than dm800 for better faster selection n leave box free to view live chns.
Ya mine is with the big heat sink and actually has to bias the hdd to the end before tightening the screws if not the cables cannot squeeze into the box
Can I connect a usb external HDD for recording?
I just tried the recording (3 mins+) on 800se with usb hdd and it works fine.