The data is stored on the HDD of your EH57 in a proprietary and very complex file structure not directly readable by any PC. In theory it's possible to get the data off the HDD, but the effort is entraordinary, and the time it would take is outrageous. You have to REALLY, REALLY want to move the content to attempt this. Additionally, it's possible that the very action of removing the HDD from the recorder and attempting to get your PC to acess it might render it unusable by the EH57, and so it very well could require you to reformat the drive before the EH57 will be able to use it again.Quote:
Originally Posted by Moyadi /t/1415545/copying-the-hdd/0_100#post_22129697
I have this Panasonic DMR-EH57 for sometimes.
I just want to know, is there any possibility to copy the content of the HDD (partially or fully) to other HDD such as Laptop, PC, etc.?
That's usually the case, unfortunately. If your DVD drive is acting up, DO NOT try what others have naively done, and transfer the HDD to another similar model DVD recorder. You will lose all the content. It appears that the file system in these things was deliberately designed to prevent this type of thing. I point you to a page 9 in the manual...Quote:
Originally Posted by Moyadi /t/1415545/copying-the-hdd/0_100#post_22130654
The DVD part of my Panasonic is somehow troubled, so I couldn't burn / copy the scene already recorded in the HDD.
That's why I try to retrieve the scene to other HDD then copy it using other DVD Recorder.
Seems that I have to fix my Panasonic unit..
The HDD is a temporary storage device
The HDD is not an everlasting storage device for recorded content. Use the HDD as a temporary storage place for one-off viewing, editing, or
saving recorded content to a disc.
If I were you, and I have been in your position too many times, I would definitely contact MICKINCT for assistance. He is your best bet. Look at the thread in this forum titled "PART 2 -Having issues with your Panasonic DVD Recorder???---- (read)!!".Quote:
∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content
Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or
edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a
case where any type of repair is made to the unit (including any other non-HDD related component).