View Full Version : Reformat advr hard drive to work on PC
03-25-09, 06:20 PM
I was told by a friend that I need to find some kind of data to burn to a cd and reformat the ten 320 gig western digital drives I got out of some used dvrs. Does anyone have any idea how to go about this? Thanks!!
03-25-09, 06:59 PM
If you're just looking to wipe them clean and then install in PC's later, the format doesn't need to be done till then. Wipe them with Dban (http://www.dban.org/download).
03-25-09, 07:09 PM
Yup, only time you need a special software to deal with DVRs is when you are taking standard drives and installing them to a DVR.
03-25-09, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the link. So do I just downlaod and run this program or do I need to burn to cd and unhook os drive and use this cd on boot? Thanks Again!!
03-25-09, 09:53 PM
Yes, I looking to install them right away..
03-26-09, 12:40 PM
Okay after doing some reading my only question is. When I try to boot with this cd do I need to unhook my os drive or will its just give me the option of choosing what drive?:confused:
03-26-09, 01:02 PM
Okay after doing some reading my only question is. When I try to boot with this cd do I need to unhook my os drive or will its just give me the option of choosing what drive?:confused:Unhook the OS drive if you think you're clumsy enough to wipe out the wrong disk.........
03-26-09, 01:09 PM
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