I just had to exchange my S3.
I purchased a 750Gb upgrade drive from Weaknees and had it in my now defunct S3 for 6 months.
I obviously took my 750Gb drive out and replaced it with the original before sending it back.
I have a new S3 arriving tomorrow.
I thought for sure that if I did the exact same procedure and put the 750Gb drive into the new S3 that all my recordings would still be there.
Now I have been told that it won't work and that I will have to run "clear and delete everything".
That means losing the 40-50 hours of recordings.
In the meantime, while my S3 has been out for exchange this whole new enabled eSATA drive has come to life.
I had mentioned to someone that perhaps I can make my interior 750Gb drive with all my recordings and make it my external eSATA and access my recordings.
I initially heard that will not work because the drive would have to be reformatted and thus all recordings will be lost.
Then someone suggested this might work:
get an eSATA enclosure
put the old drive in it
Marry it to the Series 3
maybe the shows will be intact
What do you think?
Anyway to save my 40-50 hours of recordings?
If there is no possible way to keep these recordings, a new question arrises.
What should I do with this 750Gb drive?
What would you do?
Put it in the new S3 and have a virtual new expanded drive?
Try to make it into an eSATA drive?
From what I am gathering, if I put it inside the new S3, I will lose the eSATA upgrade ability.
On the other hand I have a perfect drive ready to go in and get my 99+ hours of HD recording.