q500-changing the original hard drive

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q500-changing the original hard drive

Postby Apple Pieman » Nov 24th, '13, 08:21

My q 500 Hitachi drive is 5+ yrs old.

I need help closing a compatible replacement drive for the housing.
Is this a SATA 1 drive ?
What brands currently sold are compatible?
Is there a limit on the storage size given the electronics in my unit?

Can the electronics be upgraded?

Thanks

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Re: q500-changing the original hard drive

Postby Dustin F » Nov 25th, '13, 12:04

Hi Apple Pieman,

Thanks for posting. It sounds like you are using a g-drive q. It should be a sata 2 connection for the board. The unit has only been tested with HGST/Hitachi drives. Although other brands would theoretically work I cannot vouch for their performance or compatibility. The unit should be able to handle up to a 2TB drive. The openings on the back of the case are specific to that board, others will not fit.
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Re: q500-changing the original hard drive

Postby Apple Pieman » Nov 25th, '13, 20:15

Thank for the clear, quick response!

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Re: q500-changing the original hard drive

Postby Apple Pieman » Nov 26th, '13, 21:07

What size bit do I need to remove the 6 pointed star * holding the hard drive in place?

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Re: q500-changing the original hard drive

Postby Dustin F » Nov 27th, '13, 09:46

Hi Apple Pieman,

The 6 torque screws are not what is holding the dive in place, those hold the plate on top of the platters; if you remove that it will damage the platters on the drive. The drive itself is held in place by a bracket that is secured with screws on the side of the housing. If you look on either side you will find 2 screws on either side. this will allow you to lift the dive out with the bracket which is also the heat sink that is held in with 2 more screws on either side of that. These are standard phillips screws a no 1 tip would be best.
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