MSSii HDD replacement

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spacedman
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MSSii HDD replacement

Post by spacedman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:13 am

Hi, I'm new to the use of NAS drives but I am a proficient electronics engineer.

I need advice on replacing the HDD in my Maxtor MSSii
I have a new 500Gb SATA drive but need advice on whether it is just a case of replacing the HDD or do I need to format it in a specific way or need specific service software.

Replacing the drive is not a problem it's the actual set up after replacing it I need advice with.

Can anyone tell me if it is just a case of replacing the drive?
If not what software I need and where I can get it?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Mijzelf
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Re: MSSii HDD replacement

Post by Mijzelf » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:49 pm

Have a look here.

spacedman
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Re: MSSii HDD replacement

Post by spacedman » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:53 am

Mijzelf wrote:Have a look here.
Thanks for the info, do I need a Linux PC to do this?
The last bit of programming I did was on my Sinclair Spectrum.

I was hoping it would just be a case of replace the HDD plug it in and run some kind of file to set it all up.

Mijzelf
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Re: MSSii HDD replacement

Post by Mijzelf » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:20 pm

spacedman wrote:
Mijzelf wrote:Have a look here.
Thanks for the info, do I need a Linux PC to do this?
Yes. But any PC booted from a Linux Live CD or -USB stick will do.
I was hoping it would just be a case of replace the HDD plug it in and run some kind of file to set it all up.
Well, if your old disk still works you theoretically simply can clone it.

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