Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Re: Replacing hard drive in Motorola DCT 6412
Yeah, I saw that on Motorola's website, that is why I am thinking they said 120gb instead of the 320 I thought I heard (that or they were wrong).
I did see something from a couple of years ago that someone threw a larger drive in there and it did allocate something like 147gb of the 250gb drive.
I guess I could always keep that in mind and look at getting just a 150gb WD AV-GP drive. An extra 17gb isn't much (if it will actually allocate to 147gb), but its an extra couple of hours of recording capability and the lower heat, power consumption and noise would not hurt.
Heck, its just $44 for the drive.
It just cheeses me that Motorola doesn't throw a larger drive in there to begin with. I mean, seriously, a 500gb WD AV-GP drive runs less then $50 from Amazon, I can't imagine they couldn't get one for a little less then that. Even if the cost was a handful of bucks more per box I can't imagine Verizon bitching to much about that or hell even passing on the cost by an extra $1 a month for the STB lease advertising something like "4 times more DVR capacity then before!"