Okay thanks this is really informative. And any hard drive will do? I have built my own computers before so I assume I will be able to do this no problem, with the help of some online guides.
I assume if I put a 4 TB HD then it will just be read as 1 TB?
I suggest putting a 500G or 1TB drive. No higher then that as it may cause issues.
Yeah, i wouldnt put in anything physicaly more than what is sugested.. it may cause issues.
Which exact model of box do you have?
The 8300 uses a IDE hard drive. They are a little more harder to find.
DONT use a SATA to IDE adapter.. as they have been prone to issues in these boxes from what i have read.
The 8642 uses a SATA hard drive.
With any of them.. try and choose a REGULAR model one... a 7200RPM faster one will speed up performance... try not to choose a 'green' drive. they tend to spin down alot ot save power, etc.. but could really impeed performance.
One potential issue to be aware of is what's required to open your PVR's case. Yours may be different, but the old 8300 requires a Torx 10 security bit/screw driver to remove the screws.