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#317938 - 05/23/05 06:46 AM Format the hard drive
Bruce N. Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 1478
Loc: Halifax N.S. Canada
Have any of you 1600 users ever re-formatted the hard drive yet, I guess I should I'm just wondering if all the backups will reload properly. \:\)
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#317939 - 05/23/05 10:59 AM Re: Format the hard drive
sp_clark Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Orange County USA
I haven't and would avoid that like the plague assuming there is no 'good reason' to do so. That would scare the crap outta me. If you are just trying to 'clean up', the song optimize function should do that for you. I have actually never even tried to 'restore' my backed up songs yet. Just hopin I never have a NEED to do it! :-)

steve

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#317940 - 05/23/05 08:33 PM Re: Format the hard drive
Bruce N. Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 1478
Loc: Halifax N.S. Canada
You should do it soon I hear, any opinions out there?
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#317941 - 05/25/05 06:03 AM Re: Format the hard drive
Bruce N. Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 1478
Loc: Halifax N.S. Canada
bump
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#317942 - 05/25/05 08:57 AM Re: Format the hard drive
Dr. D Offline
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 79
Loc: Louisianna
I haven't tried it yet, But I don't see a problem with it. When I first bought mine I backed up the entire thing to the computer incase I ever wanted to.

I did consider doing this when I got down to 36 hrs left, But I erased the first 4 free songs, and It went up to 119 hours. so I don't guess I need to.

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#317943 - 07/04/05 09:11 PM Re: Format the hard drive
Halogen Sky Offline
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Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 172
Loc: The sticks of Oregon
I have to concurr with Bruce N.There should be no prob's... but 1st-SAVE SAVE SAVE

I'm assuming the tech is similar to my VS 1824CD...as long as you have everything backed up safely onto CDR DATA you'll be able to reload when it's all done. Again I'm not a BR user.

And it all depends on how long you've been using it ... the HD tends to get fragmented after awhile and reformatting/ defragging is actually recomended for heavy users periodically in the VS forums. I just did this on my 1824CD and all is well, it cleared up glitches I had when I hit too many buttons too fast together.

But, you guys have have larger HD's than my 10 gig unit. Unless your almost out of space -like mentioned earlier in thread- maybe just erase some stuff you don't need to work on right now. After saving to back-up of course.

Are you guys able to reinitialize your mixers only, when control probs arise ocasionally?

Hope I don't steer anyone wrong.. I'm here looking for info for a friend who just picked up a 1600CD and wants some support and doesn't have online etc...
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#317944 - 07/05/05 04:17 PM Re: Format the hard drive
michaelsteele Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 1724
Loc: memphis,tn.
bruce n & sp clark,
dont be afraid of your machine's features.
they're there to be used. if you use any
given feature properly,you should have no
problems. back-up & recover are very easy.
if you dont familiarize yourself with even
just these two functions,you can miss out
on a lot of things. lose power while you're
recording,and anything not saved or backed-up
is gone! over a period of time and with lots
of usage your disk can become fragmented.
clear partition,erase,and optimize do not
de-fragment. the only way to de-frag is to
format.also,if you explore backup&recover
you're missing out on a lot collaboration
oppurtunities. backup your project,send to
your friend,he imports or recovers it into
his vs machine, does his parts,sends it back,
you recover or import it back into yours,
and so on.dive in and twist dem knobs!
Myke Steele
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#685622 - 04/02/08 07:21 PM Bigger HD [Re: Bruce N.]
Juanfe Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 4
Has anyone replaced the 40Gb hard disk with a bigger one?
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#800340 - 12/14/08 04:33 PM Re: Bigger HD [Re: Juanfe]
Juanfe Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 4
Hello everyone
I tried it.
It didn't work.
I got a 160 GB IDE hard drive and hoped to make four partitions or 40 GB each (as the original disk on the BR).
Of course I backed everythin first.
The disk work OK, the BR did recognize it, but I could make it to recognize the four 40 GB partitions.
It only recognized one of them.
The good thing is that we can replace the disk ourselves (it actually takes less than 15 min).
The bad side is than the machine won't recognize any bigger than 40 GB hard drive.

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#808310 - 01/05/09 11:08 AM Re: Bigger HD [Re: Juanfe]
frumsapap Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 20
Loc: mississippi
Alright. Well, I just got the BR1200CD, and I will be wanting to back up my songs on an external hard drive, but can I use just a regular external, without the computer, to download onto, and then if I need to bring it back up, just pull it up on the BR? Just a question for you computer geniuses.
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