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    Hi!
    Perhaps someone knows if this is possible. I have a Philips DVDR 3570H that I would like to try to connect the harddrive to my pc to recover data from it. (I have a USB/IDE adapter.) After I used split on some of the recordings, it suddenly reported that harddrive was empty. I am pretty sure that it is not empty, cause it didnt't "work" long and I did not press format or delete, and I read that this is something that can happen to this recorder if you split a long recording to many times (which is what I did). I have not recorded anything since that, I'm afraid I would spoil my chances then.
    Now, if I connect it to the PC, I expect that I need some software or some tricks to be able to save the recordings.
    Anyone knows of anything? Think it's even worth the try?
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    Take a look at this topic

    https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/353769-Connecting-a-PVR-drive-to-a-PC

    At the end there is a link to a software driver that may allow you to access that drive by a PC - without a driver then no chance.

    Then, you will need file recovery software since I would imagine that the hdd is corrupted. There are various ones and a search of these forums will give you many choices. The one I have used successfully on 'empty' drives is called ZAR. The problem here is that your drive will not be formatted for NTFS so these recovery problems will probably not work.
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    Thanks so much for the tip! I will try it, and if I succed I will report back here. Think a lot of others have or will have the same problem some time. I can live without the dvd but the content on it are more important.
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    If its's a Linux file system, and if your files are not encrypted ...

    Freeware Linux Reader for Windows:
    http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

    "This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, HFS and ReiserFS file systems."
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  5. Hi!

    In my adventure to copy DVD clips from my Samsung DVD-HR770 Harddisk Recorder to a pc, I finally got a breakthrough!
    Although this is a very old thread, I just wanted to let you guys know that I succeeded with the Disk Internals Linux reader (http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader)

    First I removed the harddisk from the recorder and connected it via an IDE/SATA-USB adapter to the PC. The Linux reader was then able to extract the data and copied it to my harddisk.

    The adapter I used was the Ewent EW7016 (http://www.ewent-online.com/ewent-ew7016-ewent-em7016-usb-3-0-to-ide-sata-converter.html)

    Cheers!
    Steven
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    Steef82, Do not post the same topic on several forums.
    Please do not cross post, once is enough.

    Duplicate post deleted.

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