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    best hard drive for a pvr?

    bought myself a pvr satellite receiver

    i'm looking for a hard drive which has to be very quiet, reliable and not heat up

    what would you guys recommend?

    thanks

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    PCW replaced the hard drive in a Sky+ box - I think they used a 5400 Seagate

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    Samsung Spinpoint Cheap, cheerful and nice and quiet!

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    A word of warning : if you replace the hard drive in your sky+ box , it may stop working when sky decides to update the software inside. My boss replaced his sky+ with a bigger hard drive and it stopped working after sky update his plus box software.

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    you need to access the engineers menu for that and reset it

    you will lose your recordings but then go back the engineers menu and theres a rebuild option to get them back

    btw id go for a 5400rpm drive, as late a model as you can find

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    thanks guys, should have mentioned that this is for a satellite receiver, not sky+

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    I use a Samsung 7200rpm drive. They are quiet and have a warrenty that allows for 24x7 usage (last I looked most drives didn't allow that).

    Be aware that more storage means more head and therefore more friction and heat. Only go for a really big drive if you have good cooling in the case.

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    I remember reading somewhere that 5400rpm Seagates were the best for this job. I guess a nice Samsung would also be just as good though.
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    you have no use whatsoever for a fast drive so just get one that will stay cool and last longer in the cramped conditions

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