|Originally Posted by Joe_M|
Drives are dirt cheap, there's no reason for all HD based recorders not to include large drives. It's insane that Tivo is still using 40/80GB drives, when you can get a 200GB for $50 after rebate.
|Originally Posted by Church AV Guy|
On the Panasonic DVD recorders with hard drive, the file system is not standard. It isn't a form of Unix, or something like that, it appears to be written in-house for the purposes of DVD recording. That's likely why is's so unreliable. As far as I know, no one has been able to put a larger drive in their machine and have the space, above what the machine came with, usable. Many people have put larger drives in their machines, but they just format to the size of the original drive that was with the machine when it was new. If anyone has managed to make a larger drive work in their Panasonic DVDR, I would certainly like to hear about it.