Roadhog Harddrive replacement

skierskier Registered User
Hi

After my recent slow booting and bluescreen with my Roadhog I am noticing on a quiet gig there is a what i can only describe as a "tone" coming from the harddrive. It lasts a minute or so and happens reqularly.

This is begining to concern me that failure is coming so can anyone tell me the type and spec of a drive I need to replace it.

MAny thanks

S

Comments

  • Abbe RPM Digital LightingAbbe RPM Digital Lighting Registered User
    edited March 2010
    HI,

    A Hardrive with bad cashe memory can cause all sort of problem in a windows enviroment.
    Are you a experienced tech? And have you found out if the desk is under warranty?

    If so i ma sure you can contact Austin for a replacement.

    /A
  • skierskier Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Hi

    The desk has a build date of May 2007 so i'm guessing it would not be covered by warranty.

    I'm not in a position at the moment to lift the cover and take a look. Just thought if I can find out what it is i'll order a new one which will arrive and can be fitted next week when i'm home.

    S
  • Abbe RPM Digital LightingAbbe RPM Digital Lighting Registered User
    edited March 2010
    HI,
    Yes that should be the best solution. If you do not feel confident in the procedure, i suggest you ask for assistance by tech support Austin.

    /A
  • edited March 2010
    Make sure the noise is indeed coming from the HD, and not from the CPU or chassis cooling fan.

    Officially, we'll only support drives that are purchased as service parts from a dealer, but the RH shouldn't be especially picky about what drives it will use.

    Most Road Hogs shipped with 80 gig IDE (Not sATA) hard drives. Any similarly-sized IDE drive should work. We've not tested with drives that require 48-bit LBA (137 gigabyte and larger). They will probably work, but it's not guaranteed.

    I am not aware of any cache memory problems with the drives.
  • skierskier Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Just in case this is any use to anyone, I have fitted a 250gb drive to the desk which installed with out any issues and is working fine.
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