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Polaroid DRA-01601A Hard Drive Model/Format

I bought a Polaroid DRA-01601A "cheap".
It was missing the DVD burner and HDD cables and the HDD.
While the cables are easy to replace (I think), I have no idea what HDD it uses nor what the format would be.

Does anyone have any parts or suggestions?

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The HDD is 160 gigs.
The menu allows one to "format" the drive.
I have not tried this however.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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