Question about Samsung SSC DVR Digital Video Recorder with 80 Gb Removable Hard Drive
I bought the hard drive seperately and installed it as a master. The unit indicates it is starting but get the red warning light indicates a hard drive problem. The manual states the hard drive may need to be formated, but does not tell how to do it. How do you format the hard drive?
I have set up a dozen or so if these units.... so it's fairly simple (if you understand the terminology) - By the way, I just got off the phone with Samsung tech support to confirm. John at GVI /Samsung says the drive cannot exced 160 Gig or it will not recognize it period. Secondly, the drive cannot have any format or partition whatsoever. So use a partition tool and delete the partition and the DVR will initialize it and format the drive to suit it's operating system.
I have had luck repartitioning the drives in a basic FAT 32 and making sure I did NOT set the partition as active..and the DVR configured the drive properly. Good Luck!
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
I installed a new 160 GB out of box with no jumpers and it worked fine.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
By using my experience, when u purchase a new hard drive, the type of hardrive cannot be recognise unless u specify it..the solution for this problem is by attaching your new hard drive to the pc.i usually use software called acronis partition expert.by using this software, u can see your hard drive where it is in unallocated format.just find create new partition and then choose either FAT32 or NTFS format (please refer to your samsung manual to make sure it support what type of format in hard drive)..and then, complete the task by clicking the flag shown in that software.finally,attact it to your digital video recorder....
p/s:supposely there are methods that included in microsoft windows about how to set format to your hard drive but i forgot how to use it...sorry..
Posted on May 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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