Acquired a DECR 1000 without HDDs

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  1. justz00t

    justz00t <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    This is my first PlayStation piece of development hardware and I am overall a PlayStation n00b. Can any of you fine guys or gals point me in the right direction of where I can learn to get software recovered on to some replacement drives? I really am excited to learn about this.
     
  2. AUSTIN PEYTON

    AUSTIN PEYTON Gutsy Member

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    You need to put the unit into safe mode. Then upload your firmware of choice via SD card or usb flash drive
    If you are curious on how to put the unit into safe mode hold the power button for awhile.
     
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    HI_Ricky Intrepid Member

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    DECR-1000 is full firmware in flash,
    just put in new hdd , power on , it will ask you format ;)
     
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    Put some new HDDs in (you can actually use SSDs if you want), power on, and you'll be asked to format accordingly. The maximum is 2TB per drive bay.
    The drive bay on the left (by the USB ports) is the main one. The one on the right (by the disc drive) is the BDEMU. You might not use it often so focus on the main drive.

    There's no need to reinstall the firmware though.
     
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    justz00t <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Thank you very much for the info!
     
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    PixelButts Site Soldier

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    a fair warning, the SSD solution will shorten its lifespan a lot quicker because of how it handles it. I suggest doing it for fun rather than seriously, though you will absolutely notice a speed increase on stuff you do. Keep in mind it's using SATA 1/PATA on this machine so don't expect it to be blazing fast.
     

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