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Format a replaced hdd MDR513H/F7.

Hi DVR Geniuses!

I am impressed by your knowledge base. I am having problems with my Magnavox DVR MDR513H/F7. I recently replaced its hdd after the original died. I found the identical HDD (size, modal, manufacturer, etc), and installed it after formatting it fat32. I get a error within the DVR saying can't record to it. I have a feeling the format is proprietary. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!
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Hi DVR Geniuses!

I am impressed by your knowledge base. I am having problems with my Magnavox DVR MDR513H/F7. I recently replaced its hdd after the original died. I found the identical HDD (size, modal, manufacturer, etc), and installed it after formatting it fat32. I get a error within the DVR saying can't record to it. I have a feeling the format is proprietary. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!
FAT32 doesn't work. Use the proprietary setup procedure.

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Yup ... works like a charm. Seems to me I had a couple little glitches getting the Maggie 537 to recognize a new blank drive, but once it finds it, the rest is short and consistent.

PS ... currently have four 1tb drives in the rotation using the external dock ... only "problem" I've had is the drive occasionally disappears, but that's because of a cheapo cable ... wiggle that a bit and reboot, and it comes right up again. I did pick up a better cable, but of course, it's been working fine since. Go figure.

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[quote=mrmazda;50929729]FAT32 doesn't work. Use

Wow thank you so much! That's so nice. My head was source from banging it against the wall!

Ps saw your rig. Rotating hdds! So jealous!

Thanks again guys
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