SKY+ AMSTRAD DRX280 : HARD DRIVE UPGRADE (HELP ME)

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SKY+ AMSTRAD DRX280 : HARD DRIVE UPGRADE (HELP ME)

Postby Prodigy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 pm

I have been looking for tutorials all over the net and still can't find one. I really want to do this but I worry about doing things wrong if I try to do it using a tutorial for another box. So if possible could someone direct me to a tutorial for the DRX280 not the 180.
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Re: SKY+ AMSTRAD DRX280 : HARD DRIVE UPGRADE (HELP ME)

Postby pcbbc » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:44 pm

Hi - I believe the two models are almost identical. You should have no problems following the guide for the 180 for a 280 upgrade.
There is an extra step that you need to remove the cover over the HDD - see pictures here.

In fact I believe the silk screen printing on the motherboard for the DRX280 actually says DRX180, which has caused more than a little confusion in the past ;)
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Re: SKY+ AMSTRAD DRX280 : HARD DRIVE UPGRADE (HELP ME)

Postby Prodigy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:49 pm

Alright thanks man. Once I do it I'll let everyone know how it went and the problems I encountered. Would you recommend a fan controller.
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Re: SKY+ AMSTRAD DRX280 : HARD DRIVE UPGRADE (HELP ME)

Postby pcbbc » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:52 pm

Prodigy wrote:Would you recommend a fan controller.
Never owned an Amstrad, so wouldn't know how noisy the fan is!
But I would have no problems with recommending Dr Russell's controller if you discover you need one - They come well recommended. In fact there is a link to his site elsewhere on the forum.
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