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Hi there people! :cool:

Does anybody in here knows how to upgrade the hard drive on the SA8000? I figure it would involve ghosting the existing partition to the new drive... but does the SA box scan for hardware changes? Does it memorize the hard drive serial or something?

And what about the image? Is this box based on PC technology enough that it can just be mirrored to the new drive using existing programs like Ghost???

I'd appreciate any inputs (or any links to good info.)...

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The SA8000HD won't recognize a drive any larger than the one in the box.

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Thanks for the info...


Do you mean as per the internal OS/BIOS or by the fact that you can't resize the existing partition once you've ghosted it?
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Not sure, but I believe it's determined by the os/bios.

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In fact, I got confirmation from one of the techs that the SA8000 was designed with Firewire external drive connectivity... it's just not enabled and will most probably never will. At the time (same time last year), the software wasn't known to have been written... but anyway they would probably not release it because of pressure from (guess who?) the recording industry...

The industry supposedly asked for temper-proof protection so that nobody would be able to access the files from any other computer or even any other SA8000 (now that's ridiculous)! I don't see SA creating a proprietary Firewire encription scheme just so they can offer their clients' customers one more option. I'd say that even licensing one of these algorythms would probably be way too much money and integration problems for such an insignificant (in their eyes) feature.

So it seems like we're stuck with eitheir haking the box so to workaround the problem... or rely on someone brave enough to program a "patched up" OS. But since there aren't such a big numbers of those boxes out there, I don't see this happening...


I think we're sc*ewed!


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