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ECHOVUE 405 I have an Echovue 405 DVR and the hard drive went out. What kind of hard drive can I use to replace it. The unit is over 3 years old.

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You should be able to drop any size hard drive in that unit. Unplug it and take the cover off. The hard drive will be screwed in to it's holder and will have a 40 pin ribbon cable and a power cable running to it. The drive will have the specs on it. Just google it and see what pops. Should be no problem.

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