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Michael MK Siu
possible to upgrade P2 store harddrive?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 8:30:35 am

Dear all,

I am wondering if it is at all possible to upgrade the P2 Store hard drive to a higher capacity? (Not by end user, but perhaps by sending it into Panasonic?)

I find the capacity of 60gig to be increasingly in-efficient, especially with using the new 16 and 32 gig cards on location.

Thanks!
Michael
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Jan Crittenden Livingston
Re: possible to upgrade P2 store harddrive?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 11:24:40 am

Hi,

Unfortunately this really is not possible.

Sorry,

Jan

Jan Crittenden Livingston
Product Manager, HPX500, HVX200, DVX100
Panasonic Broadcast & TV Systems



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thomas scheffer
Re: possible to upgrade P2 store harddrive?
on Dec 8, 2008 at 7:23:20 pm

hi jan,

why isnt it possible? i have seen there is a linux partition generated by the p2 store.
with a firmware update it should be possible to 'teach' p2store to handle a larger drive.
what do you think?

kind regards
thomas

best regards
thomas


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Noah Kadner
Re: possible to upgrade P2 store harddrive?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 9:39:11 pm

Yup- I always thought of the Store as kind of a stopgap solution until the higher capacity cards hit. With a couple of 32GB or 16GB cards you really don't need it anymore for all but the most longform work and even than a laptop could cover the same business in a less portable way.

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Josh Wallace
Re: possible to upgrade P2 store harddrive?
on Feb 17, 2009 at 5:28:03 pm

The P2 Store has been a really useful and at times key part of my P2 workflow in the field for several years now (for short form projects). It is far more practical than a laptop in many situations (ie it's small and runs off camera batteries) and it's simplicity of operation means any muppet can perform a verified card offload for you if you're preoccupied actually shooting. If only there was some will from Panasonic to find a way to upgrade the drive size it could be part of my workflow for several more years. Surely it can be done, this is a $1050 dollar box rendered obsolete because it has a cheap 60GB drive in it and the manufacturer isn't looking after their customers by trying to find a way to future proof it. It's actually embarrassing telling people that I own a $1050 60GB box!
The affordable price of Sony's SxS cards really is starting to make me think twice about P2.



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