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WTB 1TB or smaller hard drive (to use in a Bell 9241)

I'm in Toronto and I need a 1TB or smaller hard drive that will work in a Bell 9241 PVR.
A power hit zapped my hard drive and the unit is out of warranty. I tried swapping the hard drive out with a Western Digital 1TB, but apparently the Bell 9242 unit is particular about what brand and models of hard drives works in a 9241.
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drfritz wrote: I'm in Toronto and I need a 1TB or smaller hard drive that will work in a Bell 9242 PVR.
A power hit zapped my hard drive and the unit is out of warranty. I tried swapping the hard drive out with a Western Digital 1TB, but apparently the Bell 9242 nit is particular about what brand and models of hard drives works in a 9242.
What V number is your unit? If it's running V194 and below, it will not accept a 1Tb drive
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The drive that go fried was a Toshiba DT01ABA100V (1TB)
I'll check the V number of my unit.
I've tried at least 3 different hard drives and keep getting a 311 error code.
I have erase the NVRAM on the unit and had the 9241 end up formatting 2 of the drives, but then still comes up with the 311 code.
From what I've read so far, these units are very particular about the specific hard drive replacements.
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Here is a listing from a different forum of the hard drives for the 9241:

HDT722525DLAT80
Hitachi HCP725025GLA380 HCP725025GLAT80 HCP725032GLA380
Hitachi HCP725050GLA380 HCS5C3232SLA380 HCS725025VLAT80
Hitachi HCS725032VLA380 HCS725050VLA380 HCT721010SLA360
Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80

Maxtor 4A250J0 4R120L0 4R160L0 5A250J0 6L120P0 6L160P0
Maxtor 6L250R0 6L250S0 6L320S0 7Y250M0 7Y250P0

SAMSUNG HA250JC HA500LJ HA501IJ SP1243N SP1644N SV1203N SV1604E

ST31000335CS ST3120025ACE ST3120213ACE ST3160022ACE ST3160023AS
ST3160212ACE ST3160215ACE ST3250310CS ST3250820ACE ST3250820SCE
ST3250823ACE ST3250823SCE ST3320310CS ST3320820SCE ST3320832SCE
ST3500321CS ST3500830SCE

WDC WD10EAVS-57 WDC WD1200JB-57REA0 WDC WD1600AAJB-57
WDC WD1600JB-57REA0 WDC WD2500AAJB-57 WDC WD2500AAJS-57
WDC WD2500JB-55GVA1 WDC WD2500JB-57GVA1 WDC WD2500JB-57GVC0
WDC WD2500JB-57REA0 WDC WD2500JD-55HBB1 WDC WD2500JD-57HBB1
WDC WD2500JD-57HBC0 WDC WD2500JS-57MHB1 WDC WD3200AAJS-57
WDC WD3200JS-57PDB0 WDC WD5000AAJS-57 WDC WD5000AAVS-57

NOTE: WDC disks with -57 prefix are OEM !
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drfritz wrote: Here is a listing from a different forum of the hard drives for the 9241:

HDT722525DLAT80
Hitachi HCP725025GLA380 HCP725025GLAT80 HCP725032GLA380
Hitachi HCP725050GLA380 HCS5C3232SLA380 HCS725025VLAT80
Hitachi HCS725032VLA380 HCS725050VLA380 HCT721010SLA360
Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80

Maxtor 4A250J0 4R120L0 4R160L0 5A250J0 6L120P0 6L160P0
Maxtor 6L250R0 6L250S0 6L320S0 7Y250M0 7Y250P0

SAMSUNG HA250JC HA500LJ HA501IJ SP1243N SP1644N SV1203N SV1604E

ST31000335CS ST3120025ACE ST3120213ACE ST3160022ACE ST3160023AS
ST3160212ACE ST3160215ACE ST3250310CS ST3250820ACE ST3250820SCE
ST3250823ACE ST3250823SCE ST3320310CS ST3320820SCE ST3320832SCE
ST3500321CS ST3500830SCE

WDC WD10EAVS-57 WDC WD1200JB-57REA0 WDC WD1600AAJB-57
WDC WD1600JB-57REA0 WDC WD2500AAJB-57 WDC WD2500AAJS-57
WDC WD2500JB-55GVA1 WDC WD2500JB-57GVA1 WDC WD2500JB-57GVC0
WDC WD2500JB-57REA0 WDC WD2500JD-55HBB1 WDC WD2500JD-57HBB1
WDC WD2500JD-57HBC0 WDC WD2500JS-57MHB1 WDC WD3200AAJS-57
WDC WD3200JS-57PDB0 WDC WD5000AAJS-57 WDC WD5000AAVS-57

NOTE: WDC disks with -57 prefix are OEM !
That Toshiba unit is an actual internal video encapsulation drive, designed for PVR's etc..if you notice, all the drives you found are smaller, however if I know which V reference your 9247 is, I should be able to cross reference.
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Techmann wrote: That Toshiba unit is an actual internal video encapsulation drive, designed for PVR's etc..if you notice, all the drives you found are smaller, however if I know which V reference your 9247 is, I should be able to cross reference.
Techmann,
From my system info: 9241+ v373

Any help would certainly be appreciated.
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drfritz wrote: Techmann,
From my system info: 9241+ v373

Any help would certainly be appreciated.
Ok so your version is above the threshold.
On top of the list for smaller drives, these 1TB units may work. Seagate Pipeline ST1000VM002 but has to be SC11 firmware, Seagate Constellation ST1000NM0033, Western Digital purple series WD10PURX 1TB, Western Digital RE series WD1003FBYZ 1TB and that Toshiba that you pulled out. That being said, there have been mixed reactions on these drives as some PVR units accept them and others throw a fit. Make sure you follow onscreen and dump the VRam first, shut down the unit AND unplug it. Leave it sit about 10 minutes and change the drive. Put back together, plug it in and allow the unit to format the drive. Also remember that it may take a day, unit left on, to accept the drive and that the power hit may have damaged the unit itself.
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Techmann wrote: Ok so your version is above the threshold.
On top of the list for smaller drives, these 1TB units may work. Seagate Pipeline ST1000VM002 but has to be SC11 firmware, Seagate Constellation ST1000NM0033, Western Digital purple series WD10PURX 1TB, Western Digital RE series WD1003FBYZ 1TB and that Toshiba that you pulled out. That being said, there have been mixed reactions on these drives as some PVR units accept them and others throw a fit. Make sure you follow onscreen and dump the VRam first, shut down the unit AND unplug it. Leave it sit about 10 minutes and change the drive. Put back together, plug it in and allow the unit to format the drive. Also remember that it may take a day, unit left on, to accept the drive and that the power hit may have damaged the unit itself.
Techmann,
Thank you for the info. Now, its time to hunt for one of these drives . I had no idea that the 9241 was so particular about hard drives. I figured a hard drive was a hard drive!
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drfritz wrote: Techmann,
Thank you for the info. Now, its time to hunt for one of these drives . I had no idea that the 9241 was so particular about hard drives. I figured a hard drive was a hard drive!
No, it is particular even down to the firmware and how the drive is changed out. Another problem is many of those drives are no longer available, or are priced ridiculous.
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Gee wrote: I have a Samsung HD103UJ

Will that work?
Gee,
From what I'm learning, there are very few actual hard drives that will work. See Techmann's responses. I'm going to have difficulty in finding the right one.

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