VIP622 Hard Drive


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Jun 12, 2005
My techy brother had a good question the other day. Does anyone know who manufactures the SATA hard drive (Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital?) in the 622?. He was wondering if it was possible to use it in a windows PC after formatting to Fat32. There is no way I'll allow him to open my 622 to find out.

Inquiring minds want to know......:) Thanks!
Man, I think goaliebob had a few pics of the inside of his 622, but I can't find the thread.

I would also venture to guess that there are probably a couple different HD manufacturers used. But I don't know which ones.
I wouldn't bet on it. There are comments in the Yahoo dishrip group that the 622 HDD will not spin up in a PC (it's waiting for a special spin-up command from the 622).
This begs the question, why in the world would anyone use fat32 instead of NTFS with Windows unless you're doing Windows 98 or 95 which don't do very large drives anyway???

Any chance


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