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It’s here the Philips 3575-IDE500WD is born. March 25, 2009 @ 1207hrs
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKB 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive – OEM $72.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136111
Purchased from Newegg.
Before you start, have a good assortment of bits/drivers on hand, finding the right screw driver was the worst of the operation 6 tries. The screws are cheap and easily stripped use caution.
Turn POWER OFF and UNPLUG the unit.
Once the lid was popped it took me 15 minutes to install new drive (Don’t Bitch) I’m older and slower than most on this thread. Remove ribbon and power cables. Remove drive bracket 3 screws. Remove old drive from bracket 4 screws. Attach new drive to mounting bracket. Attach ribbon and power cables. Replace drive bracket. If the small ribbon cable pops off don't worry, unlock the small clip insert cable and lock the clip.
Perform Skip 0-7-9 as per thread notes.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post12355769
Thank the Gods for 0-7-9 (A lucky find), worked the first time. This is a basic simple installation just take your time. There is no real hurry, it’s going to work.
Recorded and edited several short programs. Everything looks good.
Don’t forget to go through the setup procedures.(clock, channel scan, input)
After testing replace lid and secure it.
The following HDD recording durations:Blank Drive
82h 28m at HQ
188h 58m at SP
242h 12m at SPP
295h 27m at LP
401h 56m at EP
614h 54m at SLP
IMO an external IDE HDD configuration will work but I will not pursue this upgrade at this time. Well maybe not.
The New Philips 3575-IDE500WD will be part of the Home Theater setup.
Warning If you are a pessimist don’t do this upgrade.
For all the Optimist “Merry Upgrading and Happy Recording to all”.
I will be glad to answer any questions if I can.
I currently use the H2160 as my workhorse I will switch to the 3575-IDE500WD and give it a workout and report progress. I will continue testing of the SATA drive.
Update after recording some short clips
105h 27m at HQ
211h 54m at SP
265h 08m at SPP
318h 21m at LP
424h 48m at EP
637h 41m at SLP
These times make more sense 3X plus a 160gb drive
200903261200 Initial Testing
System has been on and running for 24 hours straight
Recorded 5x2hr scheduled programs
Recorded several on the spot segments
Record, delete, edit, HS dub, playback, FF, REW, FFW, next, prev
All performed without a hitch.
Heat has not been a problem my usb pc 250gb drive is warmer.
Ridata +R 16x size 3982mb length 1:57hrs HSD :30 elapsed
Clean bill of health so far
200903271245 Since the Birth of the Philips 3575SATA500HT my testing will be done on the SATA configuration.
IMO this IDE configuration is Safe