My little project is continuing slowly. Today for the first time I put a standard retail Seagate 160 Hard drive into the Liteon and it worked perfectly.
Before that, I removed the hard drive from the Liteon and connected it to my computer via an ide cable. My pc would not recognize the drive on my external usb/ide converter so this step is required “for me.” ((Yes, I did remember to move the pins from cable select to master and that didn’t help.)) I then copied all the files over to the formated but blank hard drive. I then put the “new” hard drive into the Liteon and then cleaned up the hard drive. I have recorded new shows.
My initial concern was that the OEM drive in the Liteon has a model number ending in ACE which is not available to the retail market. Store bought Seagates are model numbers ending with just A. Doesn’t seem to make any difference though which does confirm what one guy at Liteon tech did tell me.
It saves SO much time to copy the Liteon hard drive to my pc’s hard drive rather than go thru RW dvd’s. Saves alot of time.
The ide connector within the 5045 is exactly 1 inch in lenth My external hard drive rack that I’d like to connect to this unit requires 1.25 inches. Does anyone know where I can get an ide externder cable? Its about the only type of adapter I haven’t seen via google (as yet!). Thanks.