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post #31 of 42 Old 09-18-2004, 03:09 PM
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Sorry Guyz, i am in the process of moving to nova scotia and i have not had enough time to get on avs forums (backed up way too much on business).
Ok, the 6800 cannot have a hard drive added easily. you need to solder an IDE connector of some sort to the actual board, i have no idea how, but thats what my friend at moto said. for the ext fw drive you have to have fastfat installed to format the hard drive to its full capacity, or else you hit the barrier.
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...ok thx, for the step by step howto. That clears the issue up completely. Btw, have you ever considered doing any technical writing? I see a potential 2nd career for you.
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Geez APS, you could drop the sarcasm down a bit. He doesn't owe you anything. We all hope he can and will post the instructions.

Someday maybe I'll actually WATCH my projector...
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.....where did i say he 'owed' me or anyone? I'll leave my sarcasm where it is. He's the one who put forth the umm er 'theory' i guess we can call it, that an external firewire hdd will in fact work with a moto 6208...followed up with cryptic comments and 'instructions'. Simply formatting the hdd with a Fat32 partition under an OS like XP which has the fastfat.sys driver, such that all 250Gb are seen does not do it in and of itself, neither does formatting to Fat32 under Unix, or ext2 under unix. Just looking for explicit follow up info from the 'rumor starter' .....geez i'm getting sarcastic again, woops!

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has anyone actually opened up their 6208. i havent. i prolly got all of your hopes up, the shot them downed. everything was a lie. there is no possible way to add a drive, external drive, i made it up. YOU JUST GOT FLAMED!!!!!!! bet your pissed MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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has anyone actually opened up their 6208. i havent. i prolly got all of your hopes up, the shot them downed. everything was a lie. there is no possible way to add a drive, external drive, i made it up. YOU JUST GOT FLAMED!!!!!!! bet your pissed MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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Boy, must your life suck if this is the best thing you have to do with your time.

And sorry to burst your bubble, but we had all pretty much concluded already that you are full of it...
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...let me sum up his existence:

friendless
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...any questions?
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Yeah pretty pathetic indeed. And of course some guy coming online with no prior posts and ambigious info about a breakthrough is highly suspect. Oh well, good riddance.

But the question remains, has anyone been trying to replace the drive in the 6208?
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has anyone successfully added a hard drive to a 6200, because ive got one from shaw calgary, and am hopeing i can add a nother hard drive so i can record my fav shows, but i dont want to open it unless i have a guide,
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You can't add a drive to the 6200. The current firmware doesn't support it and probably never will.
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He means to the 6208 bddtv. Obviously the 6200 will not have the appropriate firmware, but whether a larger drive can be installed in the 6208 is another question.
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The available firmware to support external storage on the 6208 is supposed coming in 2005, although it remains to be seen if and when cable providers will use it. Just because it's available from Motorola doesn't mean it will be available from Comcast...
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